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Growing cardiovascular genetics field calls for special multidisciplinary clinical programs to better identify and treat inherited heart conditions
Statement Highlights: In a new scientific statement, the American Heart Association supports the creation of specialized multidisciplinary clinical programs that combine cardiovascular medicine and genetics expertise. These specialized programs would use genetic information to better treat patients with inherited heart conditions, as well as assess family members without current heart problems and take steps to reduce their risk.
Study Highlights: Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services. A large study offers new evidence that mental health disorders may not be a barrier to cardiac rehabilitation.
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement regarding the release of the No Junk Plans Act, a bill that would reverse a rule finalized by the Administration last year that allowed short-term, limited-duration insurance plans to be sold alongside ACA-compliant health insurance plans.
Study Highlights: Women who faint during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, may have a higher risk of preterm delivery, abnormal heart rhythms, or birth defects in their infants and other adverse outcomes, compared to pregnant women who do not faint. In a study of nearly a half million women between 2005 and 2014, about 1% of women fainted during pregnancy and the rates appear to be increasing by 5% each year.
The American Heart Association responds to challenge to provide leadership for improved physical activity monitoring and research
In a report issued on Tuesday, May 21, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) identified the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, as a key organization to provide leadership in meeting the need for improved physical activity monitoring and research.