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Study backs up connection between atrial fibrillation and dementia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One of the longest and most comprehensive studies to date has found more evidence that people diagnosed with a type of rapid or irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may be at greater risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

The new study can’t say whether the association […]

March 7th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Study backs up connection between atrial fibrillation and dementia

28-year-old clings to hope as he awaits a new heart

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Felix Aguirre has always been close to his family. The oldest of four siblings, he’s known for putting the needs of his relatives above his own. A recent diagnosis of heart failure has reaffirmed those relationships.

Aguirre’s heart troubles started in December 2014 when, […]

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 28-year-old clings to hope as he awaits a new heart

More patients eligible for crucial stroke treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently issued new treatment guidelines that make many more patients eligible for two important stroke treatments.

The guidelines – a list of recommendations for clinicians nationwide – is for the most common type of stroke, called ischemic stroke. […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More patients eligible for crucial stroke treatment

The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Medical experts are trying to figure out how to decrease heart disease risk for older women who survive cancer.

The American Heart Association advises heart disease be considered during breast cancer treatment since cancer outcomes can be influenced by heart health. In addition, some types of […]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

Bystander use of defibrillators can dramatically boost survival of cardiac arrest patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A person who suffers a cardiac arrest in public has more than twice the chance of surviving if a bystander steps in to restart the heart with an automated external defibrillator before an emergency crew arrives at the scene, a new study has found.

Heidi Stewart […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bystander use of defibrillators can dramatically boost survival of cardiac arrest patients

Study involving mice injected with cocaine examines drug’s cellular impact

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Numerous studies have determined that cocaine use increases blood pressure and the hardening of arteries in its users, but now new research has helped pinpoint just how that actually happens on a molecular level – at least in mice.

The discovery opens up potential methods of […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study involving mice injected with cocaine examines drug’s cellular impact

Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kelly Gross thought the constant fatigue and periodic tightening sensation in her jaw and neck were simply signs of stress from her demanding job and five kids.

Then, one day on a smoke break, it struck much more violently.

The tightening spread quickly.

“It felt like someone was […]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Nutrition, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

The relatively unknown heart problem that affects millions of Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jen Hyde is traveling from her home in Brooklyn to Manhattan on Thursday to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. The occasion: National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.

Seven years ago, Hyde learned she had heart valve disease and would need to […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The relatively unknown heart problem that affects millions of Americans

Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

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Molly Hemphill is a congenital heart survivor and recently selected as a competitor on television series “American Ninja Warrior.” She shares her life story and future goals:

At 25 years old, my life changed overnight.

I was struggling to fall asleep, unsure why, when my heart began […]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stopping low-dose aspirin can cause an increase of heart attack and stroke, a recent study says.

Studies have suggested that patients experience a “rebound effect” after stopping aspirin treatment, possibly due to increased clotting levels from the loss of aspirin’s blood-thinning effects.

Because of the large number […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly