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  • Bread, cereal drive U.K. children’s high salt diet

    March 10, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt, with a third of it coming from breads and cereals. In the largest U.K. study to date measuring children’s salt consumption, researchers found that teens ate more salt than that country recommends for adults. On average, kids in all age groups eat more salt than the American Heart Association recommends.

  • Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines Provide New Disease Classification, Lower Threshold for Intervention

    March 03, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    WASHINGTON (March 3, 2014)—New practice guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) provide updated definitions of disease severity—categorizing four progressive stages from “at risk” to “symptomatic severe”—and lower the threshold for intervention in select patient populations.

  • Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Estimator App Now Available for Health Care Professionals

    February 18, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2014) —The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have released a mobile and Web-based app for health care professionals to use with their patients in determining 10-year and lifetime risks for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), the major cause of heart attack and ischemic stroke.

  • Exercising more, sitting less reduces heart failure risk in men

    January 21, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Increased sedentary time may be linked to greater heart failure risk, according to first study its kind. Being very physically active and less sedentary reduces heart failure risk. High sedentary levels increase heart failure risk regardless of physical activity levels.

  • 2013 top 10 advances in heart disease and stroke science

    January 02, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2014 – New prevention guidelines, programs to control blood pressure, getting more people to access cardiac rehab services and a possible link between digestive bacteria and heart disease risk are included in a recap of last year’s top cardiovascular and stroke advances identified by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

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