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A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.

NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

Nearly half of U.S. adults could now be classified with high blood pressure, under new definitions

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
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ANAHEIM, California — Nearly half of American adults are at risk for major health problems because of high blood pressure, according to a new scientific guideline that redefines the dangerous condition and provides tactics for doctors to detect, treat and prevent it.

People with […]

Experts reassert value of AHA/ACC risk calculator after study finds it overestimates heart risk

Several risk assessment tools, including one from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, were found to overestimate heart attack and stroke risk, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

But experts who developed the AHA/ACC risk calculator said they already knew about […]

February 16th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Experts reassert value of AHA/ACC risk calculator after study finds it overestimates heart risk