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Two studies support cholesterol guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are more accurate in determining who should take statins to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke, and are also beneficial when it comes to healthcare costs, according to […]

Researchers to explore why some are hit harder by heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers from four institutions will explore why some Americans are hit harder by heart disease and what can be done about it.

The Strategically Focused Research Network on disparities will include investigators from the Medical University of South Carolina, Morehouse School of Medicine, Northwestern University and […]

Cardiac arrest doesn’t have to be death sentence

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Russ Goedde woke up in the hospital in March, he checked for bruises because he thought he might have fallen down the stairs. But it was his heart that had caused the commotion in the gym that morning. It had stopped beating shortly after […]

Payment model seeks to cut cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare providers who enroll in a new government program can get paid for prevention, while patients will have more say in their health under a new payment model announced Thursday.

The Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction model, part of the Affordable Care Act, gives doctors a […]

Harnessing the immune system to prevent heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

The immune system does a lot of things. It protects the body from infections. It makes vaccines work.

It can […]

Heart disease survivor donates $5 million to fund research center for heart disease in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Years ago, when Sally Soter was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, she told her doctor she was determined to conquer heart disease — and help other women facing it too.

Her commitment to fighting the No. 1 killer of women […]

A slam dunk in fundraising for Massachusetts school

North Attleboro Middle School in Massachusetts broke a record this year for Hoops for Heart by surpassing a cumulative $1 million for the American Heart Association and drawing the attention of the New England Patriots.

The school, which has boasted the No. 1 fundraising title for Hoops for Heart for […]

Cracking the genetic code on heart problems in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Day after day at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida where Donna Arnett, Ph.D., worked as a research […]

Bystander CPR helps survivors return to work

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It has long been known that bystander CPR gives cardiac arrest victims the best chance for survival. Now, a new study suggests cardiac arrest survivors are also more likely to return to work if they receive bystander CPR.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of […]

Boston survivor running to fight stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a child, Katie Buteau always woke up early to tune in to the Boston Marathon on TV. Then she’d secure her spot on the route to root for the racers as they came through her hometown of Wellesley. For her, it was like Christmas.

“It […]