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  • Psoriasis severity linked to rising risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Psoriasis sufferers may have an increased risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The more severe the psoriasis, the greater the risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms. Psoriasis should be considered an inflammatory state...

  • Better patient outcome linked to Get With The Guidelines-Stroke

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke patients at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s nationwide quality-improvement program Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were more likely to be discharged home and less likely to to die after discharge than patients in non-participating hospitals. Compared to patients from non-participating hospitals, patients from hospitals that used Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were 10 percent more likely to be discharged home after hospital treatment and 7-8 percent less likely to die within 30 days and one year after discharge.

  • New Youth Tobacco Survey Highlights Desperate Need for Final Deeming Rule, Says American Heart Association

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products.

  • American Heart Association Issues “Red Steps Challenge” to Rise Above Heart Failure

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Program News

    Highlights: Heart failure (HF) affects nearly six million Americans and a new case is diagnosed every 35 seconds. The “Red Steps Challenge” aims to inspire Americans to take small, heart-healthy steps in their favorite pair of red socks. For a second year, Queen Latifah, along with her mother, Rita Owens, who lives with HF, joins with the American Heart Association to inspire Americans to “Rise Above Heart Failure.”

  • American Heart Association Named One of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care

    April 13, 2016 Categories: Program News

     [DALLAS, Texas] – The American Heart Association is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.   The organization ranked No. 16 on the list, based on...

  • Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure tied to range of health problems

    April 12, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Healthcare workers in cardiac catheterization labs may have higher odds than workers elsewhere for health problems including cataracts, skin lesions, cancers and orthopedic illness. Estimated exposure to radiation was highest for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists. Intensive training in radiation protection can reduce occupational doses dramatically.

  • 2016 Shape of the Nation: At the Heart of Physical Education is Kids’ Health

    April 08, 2016 Categories: Program News

    Dallas, Texas –Students across the nation would benefit from strong state requirements for physical education. However, 2016 Shape of the Nation™, released today by SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators and Voices for Healthy Kids, an...

  • Factors associated with good heart health may also protect kidneys

    April 06, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Middle-aged adults who scored well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist were less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those with low scores. Not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, blood pressure control and having healthy blood sugar levels were all associated with a lower risk of chronic kidney disease.

  • Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

    April 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure. Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of risk factors for cardiac dysfunction, including diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Increasing preventive therapies may be the best strategy to keep cardiac dysfunction from turning into heart failure.

  • Irregular heart rhythm may affect walking and strength in older adults

    April 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: When people over age 70 develop atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, it accelerates age-related declines in walking speed, strength, balance and other aspects of physical performance.

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