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September 29, 2008

Heart patients should be screened, treated for depression

Statement Highlights: Studies show that depression is about three times more common in patients following a heart attack than in the general community. Heart patients should be screened for depression, and treated if necessary. DALLAS, Sept. 29,...
July 28, 2008

Link between heart disease, sleep apnea should be probed

Statement highlights: Large-scale studies are needed to determine the exact relationship between heart disease and sleep apnea. Patients should ask their doctors about treatment and prevention for both their sleep apnea and their cardiovascular...
July 17, 2008

Guidelines highlight key differences between child and adult stroke

Statement Highlights: This is the first guidance on stroke in children from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke risk, symptoms and treatment in children are different from those in adults. The clot-busting drug t-PA...
June 30, 2008

Population-based approach needed to reduce obesity in United States

Statement Highlights: Population-wide approaches are key for preventing obesity. Preventing excess weight gain needs to be easier, more socially acceptable and personally rewarding for the average person. A broad range of policy and environmental...
June 19, 2008

Cardiovascular risk assessment, treatment vital for HIV patients on therapy

DALLAS, June 20, 2008 — Antiretroviral medications have dramatically reduced the overall death rate among patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but those same patients may now face an increased risk for cardiovascular...
High blood pressure patients advised to use home monitors
May 22, 2008

High blood pressure patients advised to use home monitors

DALLAS, May 22, 2008 — People with hypertension should routinely monitor their blood pressure at home to help manage the disease, according to a new joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association, American Society of...
May 16, 2008

***Media Advisory*** American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association clarification of statement on cardiovascular evaluation and monitoring of children and adolescents with heart disease receiving medications for ADHD

Endorsed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American College of Cardiology, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality and the...
April 21, 2008

Children with ADHD should get heart tests before treatment with stimulant drugs

DALLAS, April 21, 2008 – Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should get careful cardiac evaluation and monitoring – including an electrocardiogram (ECG) – before starting treatment with stimulant...
April 08, 2008

New guidelines issued for treating resistant hypertension

DALLAS, April 8, 2008 — For the first time, the American Heart Association has issued guidelines to help patients and healthcare providers tackle resistant high blood pressure that seems to defy treatment.   The guidelines are...
March 31, 2008

Hands-Only CPR simplifies saving lives for bystanders

New statement from the American Heart Association puts life-saving skills in your hands   DALLAS, April 1, 2008 — Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an...
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