American Heart Association

Medical advice to limit salt intake may help adults reduce sodium

Medical advice to limit salt may be a powerful motivator for many adults to reduce their salt intake, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Researchers in this study reviewed telephone survey information from 173,778 U.S. adults to determine the impact of receiving medical […]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical advice to limit salt intake may help adults reduce sodium

Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

People should understand why a heart-imaging test is needed before undergoing the procedure, including the benefits and risks involved, such as the potential long-term risk from radiation exposure, advises a new scientific statement in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“When medical imaging is being considered, patients should feel very […]

September 29th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging