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Higher blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in early adulthood matters to later brain health

Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, …

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

Antman discusses trials on bariatric surgery and diabetes; aspirin and non-cardiac surgery

American Heart Association President-elect Elliott Antman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses two trials presented during the American College of Cardiology

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

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Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although traditional pacemakers

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Learn the risks for diabetes

Diabetes, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but

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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions

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Calling 911 important to get prompt treatment

Timothy “Mitch” Mitchell was one of the lucky ones. A diabetic and a longtime smoker, he experienced some burning sensations in his chest off and on for a

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Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

SAN FRANCISCO — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging. “Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or