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Forging new paths along medical data highways

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

We hear a lot these days about how marketers are using big data to personalize the ads we see online for places to shop, dine or travel. What you might not know is that the intersection of science and technology is empowering researchers to analyze […]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Forging new paths along medical data highways

Genetic test predicts who’s unlikely to benefit from common blood thinner

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study suggests.

Researchers reported Tuesday that mutation-carrying patients are much less likely to have or die from a heart attack, stroke or other major complication […]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Genetic test predicts who’s unlikely to benefit from common blood thinner

AHA adds first data scientist focused on precision medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association has hired its first data scientist dedicated to precision medicine, bolstering efforts by researchers and physicians to mine biological data in search of more precise approaches to treat and prevent heart disease and stroke.

Laura Stevens recently joined the growing American Heart […]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Health, Precision Medicine|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA adds first data scientist focused on precision medicine

AHA awards $2 million for cardiovascular disease research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New studies will soon get underway thanks to a pair of million-dollar research grants announced Friday by the American Heart Association. One project will look at how to match the right drug to the right patient, and the other will attempt to extend the effectiveness […]

Leaders meet to ‘crack the code’ on heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A forum focused on how big data and precision medicine can help “crack the code” on heart disease and stroke advances will be held Thursday in New York City.

Leaders from industry, investment and academia will meet at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart and […]

Precision medicine institute launches call for research applications

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and Bayer announced Thursday they will work together to advance research in three critical areas: cerebral small vessel disease, chronic kidney disease and heart failure.

The AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine is now accepting applications for three AHA-Bayer Innovation and Discovery […]

Crowdsourcing to be the future for medical research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Crowdsourcing isn’t just a quick way to get things done on the Internet. When used right, it can accelerate medical research and improve global cardiovascular health, according to a new best-practices “playbook” released by the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

“The benefits […]

AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mutations that influence coronary heart disease. Clot-retrieving strategies for strokes. Healthy lifestyle techniques to outsmart genetic fate. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from heart disease and stroke researchers published this past year.

The American Heart Association, one of […]

Heart risks of popular pain relievers still unclear

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A study doctors had hoped would provide some clear answers about which of the most common pain relievers was safest for people with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease has instead left experts puzzled about how to interpret the results.

The conclusion […]

My Research Legacy invites everyone to join cutting-edge research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – There’s a new, secure website where people can share their health data with researchers looking for new ways to treat and erase heart diseases and stroke.

The American Heart Association announced Sunday the launch of My Research Legacy, a network being built in […]