American Heart Association

Technology can help but old-fashioned listening still key to doctor-patient relationship

Every patient knows this story: an eternal wait to see the doctor only to get a few rushed minutes to ask questions.

Every doctor knows this story: Buried in administrative paperwork, an over-demanding schedule and not enough time to spend with patients.

While the doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of good […]

December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Having healthcare insurance and getting treated […]

PAD risk increases with lower economic status

Low income and lower education levels are associated with an increased risk for peripheral artery disease in U.S. adults, according to a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the stomach, arms, head and most commonly in the arteries of […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Women wish doctors would discuss sex after heart attack

Is sex OK after a heart attack? Yes. And women wish their doctors would say so.

In a small study, researchers found that many women who’d recovered from a heart attack would overcome their fear of resuming sexual activity if their doctor would give them more information. They’d also like […]

SimpleScience@Heart: After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life

A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying.

That’s the finding in a new Canadian study that revealed a quarter of high risk chest pain patients didn’t seek follow-up care after leaving the […]