American Heart Association

Snow shoveling heart risks, tips to stay safe

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A massive winter storm stretching along the East Coast is expected to dump more than two feet of snow in some areas into the weekend. As people dig out, there are some health hazards to keep in mind.

Snow shoveling may put some people at an increased risk […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.

 In a new study, the app transferred heart images in 4-6 seconds ― faster and more reliably than traditional methods such as via email or cell phones. The […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure.

In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their fitness reduced their heart failure risk eight years later, compared to those who continued to have a low fitness level.

The improvements […]