American Heart Association

The future of cardiovascular medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kami Sutton wasn’t even a day old before her first heart surgery.

She was born with her heart on the right side of her chest instead of the left. It wasn’t connected to her lungs. Her heart also didn’t develop properly: the two pumping chambers were […]

March 24th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The future of cardiovascular medicine

After one year, patients on new drug fare better than standard therapy

Patients taking evolocumab—an investigational therapy previously shown to dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol—were half as likely to die, suffer a heart attack or stroke, be hospitalized or need a procedure to open blocked arteries compared with those who received standard care, according to research presented at the American College of […]

Patient advocates playing bigger role at medical conferences

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About five years ago, Chere McCain was having a normal Saturday. Most of her five kids were out with friends and she was in the kitchen baking. She had just opened the oven door to check on her cake when her heart stopped beating.

Her college-age […]

March 13th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Patient advocates playing bigger role at medical conferences

Prehospital delays linked to more heart attack deaths among women

Women are less likely than men to survive a heart attack because of delays in getting to treatment, according to an Italian study.

The reasons, researchers found, is because women wait much longer before calling emergency medical services, and even once they do, women face much longer delays in getting […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Prehospital delays linked to more heart attack deaths among women

Hot flashes at younger age may signal increased heart risk

Women who have hot flashes earlier in life may have less healthy blood vessels than those who develop the menopausal symptom later in life or not at all, according to two new studies.

Women and their doctors tend to think of hot flashes solely as a quality of life concern. […]

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hot flashes at younger age may signal increased heart risk