American Heart Association

7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans spend their lives with their pets – sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed.

To help celebrate National Pet Day on April 11 – yes, it is an actual holiday – here are seven heart-health facts about dogs, cats and the humans who love […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

Clinic readings may not detect ‘masked hypertension’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Around-the-clock monitoring during daily activities revealed undetected high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research.

“Masked hypertension” is normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office, but high readings outside of the office — the reverse of “white […]

High blood pressure in medical settings lead to higher chances for risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients whose blood pressures spike in the doctor’s office but not at home —  known as white coat hypertension — and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor’s office, suffer more heart attacks, heart failure and strokes than patients with normal […]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on High blood pressure in medical settings lead to higher chances for risks