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  • Global health initiative could transform nations

    September 12, 2017 Categories: Advisories & Comments, Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, TX September 12, 2017 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, applauds today’s announcement from Dr. Tom Frieden, Vital Strategies, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in creating Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative leveraging the strengths and resources of these partners to invest in public health strategies to save lives in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Black teens from Great Recession may have higher risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

    September 06, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Black teens who lived through the Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have higher risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. Black teens whose families were already in poverty when the Great Recession hit and became more deeply impoverished during that time were at highest risk for metabolic syndrome.

  • Can height increase risk for blood clots in veins?

    September 05, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Risk of blood clots in the veins was associated with height, with the lowest risk in participants who were five feet tall or shorter. The exact association between height and clots in veins remains to be determined.

  • Young adults, especially men, fall behind in high blood pressure treatment and control

    August 28, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure is significantly lower in young adults compared to middle-aged and older adults. Young men lag behind young women in all these areas related to high blood pressure. Researchers urge all adults to check their blood pressure frequently.

  • Brain activity may be predictor of stress-related cardiovascular risk

    August 23, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A pattern of brain activity that occurs during psychological stress may predict bodily reactions, such as surges in our blood pressure, that increase risk for cardiovascular disease. People who have exaggerated responses to stressors, like large rises in blood pressure or heart rate, are at greater risk of developing hypertension and premature death from cardiovascular disease, researchers say.

  • Low-income patients more likely to take blood pressure medication when doctor involves them in conversation

    August 22, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Low-income patients with high blood pressure whose healthcare providers did not use collaborative communication styles or ask about social issues, such as employment and housing, were less likely to take their blood pressure medications as directed. Low-income black patients were least likely to take their medication when social issues weren’t discussed.

  • Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

    August 14, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Exposure to fine particulate matter via air pollution, led to increases in stress hormones and, in a study of healthy college students in China. Negative effects of pollution exposure decreased after using indoor air purifiers over a 9-day period.

  • Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in life

    August 09, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighborhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls, which in middle-aged and older adults has been associated with higher risk for heart attack and stroke. The socioeconomic position of a child’s family was more strongly associated with thicker carotid artery walls than living in a disadvantaged neighborhood.

  • Fluctuations in home-monitored blood pressure may raise dementia risk

    August 07, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: In a study of older Japanese people, large variations in blood pressure readings during home monitoring were associated with a higher risk of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The link between daily blood pressure fluctuations and dementia were noted whether participants had normal or high blood pressure.

  • Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke

    August 02, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlight: Stopping statin drug therapy between three and six months after a first ischemic stroke is associated with a higher risk of another stroke within a year.

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