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New statistics show one of every three U.S. deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to the American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics […]

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Game day in Cincinnati to highlight Go Red For Women

The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will bring attention to women’s heart disease on Sunday with a game ball presentation and heart-health messaging throughout the game.

Terri Calla, who has cardiomyopathy and wears a pacemaker, will present the game ball shortly before kickoff. Despite her diagnosis, the 37-year-old mother of […]

December 10th, 2015|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Uncategorized, Women||0 Comments

Heart disease death rate continues to drop

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New federal data show that the rate of deaths due to heart disease continues a decades-long decline, although more Americans still die of heart disease than any other cause. Age-adjusted death rates for heart disease fell from 520.4 deaths per 100,000 Americans in 1969 to […]

CDC awards second round of grants to community health programs

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday a second round of funding to the American Heart Association and other national organizations for its Partnerships to Improve Community Health program.

The initiative works to reduce the number of people with chronic diseases and helps underserved groups, […]

Adding heart failure drug to breast cancer treatment lessens heart damage

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – Adding the heart failure drug candesartan to breast cancer therapy lessened damage to the heart over the short term in a small study reported Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

The number of cancer survivors is on the rise, meaning […]

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Research, Scientific Sessions 2015, Women|Tags: |0 Comments

College football linemen have higher high blood pressure, altered heart function after one season

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – Freshmen playing lineman for their college football teams had higher blood pressure and hearts that didn’t pump blood as well as non-lineman over the course of a single season, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015.

When […]

Plan dramatically reduces risks of heart disease, death, amputation in PAD patients

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – A risk reduction plan dramatically reduced the risk of amputations, heart attack, stroke or death for people with peripheral artery disease, according to new research presented Monday at the 2015 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

PAD affects the legs the same way that […]

Home heart failure monitoring fails to lower hospital readmissions or death

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – Using telemonitoring to keep heart failure patients on track after being discharged from the hospital failed to lower hospital readmission or deaths compared to regular care, according to a late breaking clinical trial presented Sunday at the 2015 American Heart Association Scientific […]

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Task force says 24-hour monitoring best at confirming high blood pressure diagnosis

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare professionals should confirm high blood pressure readings taken in their office with a method called ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment, according to recently published recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

During ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, people with possible high blood pressure […]

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Some young athletes with heart disease cleared to play under new recommendations

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young athletes diagnosed with certain heart problems may for the first time be eligible to play competitive sports under new recommendations from the nation’s two leading heart groups.

The scientific statement, issued Monday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, says athletes ages […]