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  • Stroke journal features women’s studies on how gender influences stroke risk, treatment and outcomes

    February 08, 2018, Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Many aspects of strokes affect women and men differently, and four articles in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke highlight recent research and identify future research needs.

  • Top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

    February 07, 2018, Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke.

  • Severe pre-eclampsia often leads to undetected high blood pressure after pregnancy

    February 05, 2018, Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Hypertension commonly occurs in the year following pregnancy among women who had severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. The lingering hypertension may go unnoticed because it often doesn’t present as classic high readings in the doctor’s office. Offering post-pregnancy ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to all women who have severe pre-eclampsia may help detect those whose blood pressures might be high despite normal readings in doctors’ offices.

  • Breast cancer treatments may increase the risk of heart disease

    February 01, 2018, Categories: Heart News, Scientific Statements/Guidelines

    Statement Highlights: Some breast cancer therapies can damage the heart and healthcare providers should carefully monitor breast cancer treatment effects on the heart. Breast cancer survivors, especially older women, are more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure rather than breast cancer.

  • More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

    January 31, 2018, Categories: Media Alerts, Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2018 — The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly...

  • Guideline adherence, not patient volume, may be better hospital heart failure metric

    January 29, 2018, Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: In evaluating the quality of inpatient heart failure care, patients and policy makers should consider how well a hospital meets clinical care guidelines. Hospitals that treat more heart failure patients tend to follow heart failure guidelines more closely. However, death and hospital readmission rates can be just as good at hospitals with small numbers of heart failure patients whose treatment adheres to guideline recommendations.

  • Endothelial cells may contribute to formation of new vessels compensating for inadequate blood supply

    January 22, 2018, Categories: Heart News

    Cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels (endothelial cells) have the capacity to clonally expand and contribute to the development of new vessels due to inadequate blood supply to the heart, known as ischemia, according to a study in mice published in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

  • Neighborhood factors may predict heart failure

    January 09, 2018, Categories: Heart News

    Neighborhood-level socioeconomic factors may significantly predict heart failure risk beyond individual cardiovascular risk factors, individual income and education level. Researchers found that almost 5 percent of the increased heart failure risk in “deprived” areas was attributable to neighborhood factors. Improvements in community resources such as exercise facilities, healthy food outlets and medical facilities could benefit residents.

  • Middle-aged couch potatoes may reverse heart effects of a sedentary life with exercise training

    January 08, 2018, Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Two years of exercise training during middle age may reduce or reverse the cardiac consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Two years of exercise training may be an effective lifestyle modification for rejuvenating aging hearts and reducing the risk of heart failure.

  • Multi-gene test predicts early heart disease risk

    January 08, 2018, Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A risk score based on multiple genetic differences, or polygenic test, predicted significantly more cases of early heart disease than standard tests for single genetic defects. The polygenic test predicted a high risk for early-onset heart disease in 1 out of 53 individuals, compared to 1 in 256 for the most frequent single genetic defect.

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