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Renal denervation no better than sham at lowering resistant high blood pressure

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

Despite showing early promise for high blood pressure patients who don’t respond to multiple medications, a medical procedure called renal denervation was […]

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Extended use of aspirin plus another anti-clotting medication reduced heart attacks

Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

Balancing the risk of bleeding with the need to prevent heart attacks, blood clots and plaque build-up in coronary stents has […]

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Experimental blood test finds early heart damage that may go undetected in diabetics

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

A new, highly sensitive blood test shows that people with diabetes may have increasing heart damage, according to a study published in […]

December 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

No clear winner in comparison of two Marfan syndrome drugs

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

Put to the test, two types of drugs are generally equally matched for treating Marfan syndrome, giving doctors new information for treating […]

December 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Doctor saves man using CPR, hours after giving presentation at CPR conference

A doctor who presented research on the importance of CPR during the American Heart Association’s resuscitation conference in Chicago proved her point hours later, saving a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby.

Monique Anderson, M.D., was talking with another doctor about the importance of fast response to cardiac emergencies […]

November 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Extended post-stent use of anti-clotting medications reduced blood clots, heart attacks

Extended use of aspirin plus a second anti-clotting medication after coronary stent procedures reduced the likelihood of blood clots and heart attacks, according to research released on Sunday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) study falls within a class of research considered to provide the […]

Delaware adds CPR to school health curriculum

High school students in Delaware will learn how to perform CPR as part of their graduation requirements under a curriculum change recently adopted by the state’s Board of Education.

The move makes Delaware the 20th state requiring CPR training as a high school graduation requisite and will mean nearly 8,500 […]

Trans fat and saturated fat consumption down, but not enough

Despite eating a third less trans fats and cutting down on saturated fat during the last 30 years, people are still consuming more than recommended, according to a new study.

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid consumption also held steady, despite recommendations for higher intake.

Researchers reviewed data from more than 12,000 […]

Homes near highways may up heart disease risks

Living near the highway may shorten the daily commute, but it may also up the risk of heart disease, according to new research.

One recent study suggested that living near a highway was associated with an increased risk of dying from sudden cardiac death. The second showed the proximity to […]

Progress against heart disease, stroke reflected in latest statistics

New government statistics show a decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, continuing a promising trend in the fight against two of the nation’s leading causes of death.

The stroke death rate fell 2.6 percent and the heart disease death rate dropped 1.8 percent in 2012, the most current […]