American Heart Association

More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.

NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely.

“Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of a recent […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job.

“I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that adding e-counseling to medical therapy helped lower […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With his affable demeanor and easy smile, it’s hard to imagine ruffling Dr. Robert Sanchez.

But there’s one thing that provokes his ire every time.

“When I hear the statistics of people who suffer a cardiac arrest and don’t receive CPR, it’s upsetting,” said Sanchez, a cardiologist at […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

Losing son inspires AHA volunteer to keep his legacy alive

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When her precious son Kyle lost his valiant, lifelong battle against heart disease at age 18, Shelly Church solemnly swore to keep his legacy alive.

“He really enjoyed his life, I think maybe because he knew it was going to be short,” she said.

In his fleeting […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Losing son inspires AHA volunteer to keep his legacy alive

Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, multicultural, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide […]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke