American Heart Association

Hot flashes at younger age may signal increased heart risk

Women who have hot flashes earlier in life may have less healthy blood vessels than those who develop the menopausal symptom later in life or not at all, according to two new studies.

Women and their doctors tend to think of hot flashes solely as a quality of life concern. […]

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 with their physicians to determine if it is an appropriate treatment, say guideline writers and the American Heart Association.

The 12.8 million […]

African-Americans can receive individualized snapshot of cardiovascular risk

For the first time, African-Americans can receive an individually tailored snapshot of their cardiovascular risk, and both heart attack and stroke risk can be measured at the same time.

These achievements are thanks to new guidelines issued in November by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology that give […]