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  • Children score low on cardiovascular health measures

    August 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlights: Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. About 91 percent of American children have poor diets. Most children have ideal blood pressure.

  • For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common in lower-income countries

    August 08, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Nearly one-third of the adult population worldwide had hypertension in 2010. For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Three-quarters of the world’s adults with hypertension live in low- and middle-income countries and may lack access to proper care. From 2000 to 2010, high blood pressure prevalence decreased in high-income countries while increasing in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Palliative Care Barriers Must be Addressed for Heart/Stroke Patients, Says American Heart Association

    August 08, 2016 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C., August 8, 2016 – A new policy statement on palliative care, issued today by the American Heart Association, highlights how critical this care is to Americans with heart disease or stroke, and makes recommendations on how to address the current barriers that prevent many of these patients and their families from accessing it.

  • Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause

    August 03, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The severity of metabolic syndrome and its 5 risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. As women go through menopause, doctors and other care providers can use this “teachable moment” to emphasize the importance of diet and exercise in reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

  • New initiative aims to reduce repeat heart attacks

    August 02, 2016 Categories: Program News

    Every 42 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. Just after noon on March 26, 2016, Julie Kubala, become one of those statistics. She’s working now to ensure she doesn’t become a different one – about 21 percent of women and 17 percent of men age 45 and older will have another heart attack within five years of their first one.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, may aid healing after heart attack

    August 01, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: Taking a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, daily for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle.

  • Coordinated response cuts time to treatment for deadly heart attacks

    August 01, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: The largest nationwide demonstration project aimed at reducing time to treatment for people suffering ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) suggests a coordinated response results in more people getting life-saving treatment sooner. Treatment response times improved the most when patients were taken by EMS directly to hospitals that could perform the procedure to open blocked heart arteries. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems Accelerator model can help standardize and coordinate emergency medical systems and hospital-based care for STEMI patients, researchers said.

  • A minute of secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels

    July 27, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, compared to recovery after a minute of breathing secondhand tobacco smoke. Arteries of rats and humans are similar in how they respond to secondhand tobacco smoke, so the response of rat arteries to secondhand marijuana smoke is likely to reflect how human arteries might respond. With many states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, and possible corporate expansion within the cannabis industry, this type of research is important to help understand the health consequences of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, researchers said.

  • American Heart Association Comments on Bundled Payment Models for Cardiac Care

    July 26, 2016 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C., July 26, 2016 – American Heart Association President Steven Houser, Ph.D., FAHA issued the following comments on the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) newly announced bundled payment models for cardiac care:  

  • Excessive daily TV watching may increase risk of death

    July 25, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who watch TV for five or more hours a day appear to be at much greater risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung – a condition known as pulmonary embolism. Simple steps similar to those recommended for travelers on long plane flights, such as flexing leg muscles or standing up and stretching may reduce risk.

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