Thursday 24 Apr 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

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Unclogging arteries through wrist becoming more common

 The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist. More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in the wrist, according to a new study. This method, which is …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.  In a new study, the app transferred

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SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure. In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking your dog helps your heart

Here’s yet another reason why dogs are man’s best friend: They could help reduce your risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association says owning a pet, especially a

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the

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SimpleScience@Heart: The couch is no place for people with heart defects

If you or your child were born with a heart defect, don’t skip out on physical activities. While some irregular heartbeat conditions may limit what you can do, most

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SimpleScience@Heart: Heart failure or not, you’re paying for it

Whether or not you have heart failure, you’ll still have to pay part of the tab for the increasing costs of the condition. By 2030, you — and every

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SimpleScience@Heart: Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure

Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation;

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SimpleScience@Heart: A cup of beetroot juice a day may help lower blood pressure

You’ve heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, the same may one day be said about beetroot juice. In a preliminary study, people with

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SimpleScience@Heart: Chronic pain common after stroke

If you’ve had a stroke and can’t kick the aches even months later, you’re not alone. Persistent or chronic pain is a common, yet likely under-recognized, complication of a