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Off the Charts: Looking for answers about her sister’s peripheral artery disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Off the Charts is a series where experts answer your questions about heart and brain health. This week’s question is about peripheral artery disease, a problem that affects more than 8.5 million Americans.

Q: “I am contacting you from Scotland to ask if you have any […]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Off the Charts Q&A, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Off the Charts: Looking for answers about her sister’s peripheral artery disease

New guidance to treat life-threatening infections of vascular grafts, stents

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The first guide to diagnose, treat and prevent infections of blood vessels, grafts and endovascular devices was issued Thursday by the American Heart Association.
Infections can occur after procedures to open clogged arteries or to place devices that prevent aneurysms from rupturing, said vascular surgeon John […]

AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many people of his generation, Nathaniel Creager spent the prime years of his life with a constant companion: cigarettes.

He fired through three packs of unfiltered Chesterfields daily for about 30 years. Later in life, after he’d finally quit, his legs hurt when he walked […]

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2015, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

New AHA president aims for Americans to enjoy good cardiovascular health as they get older

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Growing up in Philadelphia, Mark Creager usually could be found on a sandlot or a playground. Baseball was his favorite sport, yet he and his buddies played them all: touch football, handball, basketball or sometimes just making up their own ball game. He enjoyed running […]

New treatment advice for heart patients with high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new scientific statement issued jointly by three medical organizations and published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, addresses how low to aim when treating patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.

The document provides an up-to-date summary on treating hypertension in patients who have […]

March 31st, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New treatment advice for heart patients with high blood pressure