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January 19, 2012
Sexual activity is safe for most heart disease patients.
Women with cardiovascular disease should be counseled on the safety and advisability of contraceptive methods and pregnancy based on their patient profile.
January 09, 2012
Dispatchers should help 9-1-1 callers identify cardiac arrest victims and coach callers to provide immediate CPR.
If more dispatchers followed these processes, thousands of lives could be saved every year.
November 14, 2011
Cardiac rehabilitation is vastly underused because of barriers to patients, especially for women, minorities and people with lower socioeconomic status
Cardiac rehabilitation could be used more if it is included in the...
November 08, 2011
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity.
HCM is the most common inherited cardiac disease, occurring in one per 500 people worldwide.
HCM patients should not participate in...
November 07, 2011
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA), and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today released a revised guideline for the management of patients undergoing percutaneous...
November 07, 2011
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) today released a rewritten set of guidelines for the management of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The 2011 guideline...
November 03, 2011
Healthy habits and optimal medical treatment can improve survival and quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with heart disease, or experienced a heart attack or stroke
For the first time, the guidelines emphasize...
July 25, 2011
DALLAS, July 25, 2011 — Preventing heart disease before it starts is a good long-term investment in the nation’s health, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association.
The policy statement, published in...
July 21, 2011
High blood pressure is related to the development of age-related vascular cognitive impairment.
Maintaining a healthy heart may also maintain a healthy functioning brain, according to the statement.
Screening elderly patients...
May 26, 2011
Disparities based on race and ethnic origin exist in every aspect of stroke care.
Minority groups represent at least 28 percent of the U.S. population, and the percent is expected to nearly double by the year 2050...