American Heart Association

Age at cancer diagnosis may affect risk of death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The age at which people are diagnosed with cancer may help determine their risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study.

Heart disease has been known to be the leading cause of treatment-related, non-tumor deaths among survivors of childhood cancer, breast cancer and […]

Cancer deaths overtake heart disease in Hispanics, Asians

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Cancer has replaced heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death for Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, a recent federal report found. But it’s not because fewer are dying from heart disease. In fact, more are dying from both causes, and researchers […]

El cáncer provoca más muertes que la enfermedad del corazón entre hispanos y asiáticos

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Según un reciente informe federal, el cáncer ha reemplazado la enfermedad del corazón como la causa principal de mortalidad entre hispanos, asiáticos y personas oriundas de las islas del Pacífico. Pero no es porque menos de ellos mueren por enfermedad del corazón. De […]

Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure may increase health problems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare professionals performing X-ray guided cardiovascular procedures may have a higher risk for health problems including orthopedic illness, cataracts, skin lesions and cancers, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

The findings are based on an Italian survey of 466 […]

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Stroke survivors may be at higher risk of having cancer

People who had a stroke may develop cancer at a higher rate than those who do not have a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

“We already knew that cancer patients are at increased risk of stroke. But what happens when you […]

Too much TV may mean higher risk of early death

Adults who watch TV three hours or more daily may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to a new study.

“Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend toward all types of sedentary behaviors,” said Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, M.D., […]

Complex heart imaging tests may raise children’s lifetime cancer risk

Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but  it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had heart surgery at Duke University […]

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FDA agrees menthol cigarettes are a risk, stops short of recommending ban urged by American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is among many organizations that have long supported the ban of menthol cigarettes. The Food & Drug Administration today agreed that menthol cigarettes likely are more dangerous than regular cigarettes – however, the government agency stopped short of recommending the product be banned.

“What more evidence do […]

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