American Heart Association

Experts recommend lower blood pressure for older Americans


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ANAHEIM, California — The risk of heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and death can be reduced in adults 65 and older if they’re treated for blood pressure the same way younger people are – to a systolic blood pressure of less than 130 […]

Older adults often underestimate flu


With the flu season now under way, the National Council on Aging has released results from a survey showing that fewer than one in 10 older adults worry about getting the flu. That’s despite data showing that hospitalization rates are on the rise among people ages […]

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Picking up the pace after age 65 helps the heart

Maintaining or boosting physical activity after age 65 can improve the heart’s electrical well-being and lower heart attack risk, according to a new study.

People who walked more and faster and had more physically active leisure time had fewer irregular heart rhythms and greater heart rate variability than those who […]

Simple Science@Heart: Psychosocial distress may increase risk of stroke in seniors

Seniors dealing with depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with life may face a higher risk of stroke.

That grumpy outlook could be psychosocial distress, and researchers have found a link between the condition and stroke in a study of people 65 years or older.

Researchers found that seniors with […]

Vacationing Heart-healthy

How many people believe vacation to be an excuse to kick back, eat what you want to eat and be decadently lazy?  Maybe you have visions of  warm sun, sand between you toes, a good book and a frosty drink with an umbrella.  Instead of spending seven wonderful days […]