American Heart Association

Legacy Leader Eugene Calman stays active, devoted

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eugene Calman believes the secret to a long life is staying active.

At age 88, he is involved with historical societies, the Lion’s Club and Mensa. He’s often in his garage, tinkering and restoring a 90-year-old circus calliope and his collection of antique cars. He devotes […]

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drinking two or more alcoholic beverages daily may damage the heart of elderly people, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

The study correlated weekly alcohol consumption among 4,466 people — average age 76 — to the size, structure and motion […]

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Heart failure patients struggling with daily tasks more often hospitalized; die early

A new study finds that heart failure patients who struggle with day-to-day tasks may be at risk for hospitalization and even early death.

The risk is higher for older women, unmarried people and those with chronic conditions that affect mobility and ability, including obesity, dementia, anemia and diabetes, said researchers […]

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart failure patients struggling with daily tasks more often hospitalized; die early

Research: Aspirin did not protect elderly patients from heart problems

A daily low dose of aspirin did not benefit elderly patients who had risk factors for cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Researchers in Kyoto, Japan, looked at 14,466 men and women ages 60 to 85 […]

November 18th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Research: Aspirin did not protect elderly patients from heart problems