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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

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

The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar Doerwaldt is a stroke survivor is of her choosing: a tattoo on her left forearm.

The dark, jagged lines represent the arteries in […]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

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

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

Heart failure expert sees great changes ahead for landscape of heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By the time Mariell Jessup left home to attend the University of Pennsylvania, she already knew she wanted to be one of two things after graduation: an actress or a physical therapist.

But while studying physical therapy, she gradually noticed almost all of her classmates were […]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Heart failure expert sees great changes ahead for landscape of heart health

Heart disease has not slowed down this philanthropically-minded fashion plate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s been said that one can never be too overdressed, and Betty Thrasher needs no convincing. Every day, the 88-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, applies makeup, coifs her locks and selects a fashionable garment for the day. Black is her favorite.

“The way we look affects […]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heart disease has not slowed down this philanthropically-minded fashion plate

Former diving champion brushed off symptoms that turned out to be heart valve disease

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Len Rapkins can barely remember a time when he wasn’t fit.

As a teen growing up in Great Britain, he trained as a boxer, gymnast and diver, and earned a silver medal in the 1961 World Student Games, the world’s second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympic […]

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Former diving champion brushed off symptoms that turned out to be heart valve disease

Uncommon heart attack, found more often in women, needs a second look

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren’t caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as those whose heart attack was triggered by the most common source – a blockage.

Scientists refer to heart attacks not caused by […]

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Uncommon heart attack, found more often in women, needs a second look