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Home blood pressure-monitoring kits save money

Reimbursement for home blood pressure-monitoring  kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In the United States, more than 76 million adults have […]

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Severe obesity, heart risks common in young Hispanic adults

Obesity is common among Hispanics in the U.S. and is particularly severe in young adults, according to a new study of body mass index and cardiovascular disease risk factors

The three co-chairs of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable during a meeting of the Roundtable in July: Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chair of KKR & Co. L.P.; American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown; and Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.

CEO Roundtable tackling health in the U.S. workplace

The three co-chairs of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable talk during a meeting of the Roundtable in July: From left: Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chair of KKR

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Study backs guidelines: People with hypertension should get top number below 140

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what treatment guidelines currently recommend -- people with high blood pressure should get their top number below 140. Getting that top

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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

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Childhood malnutrition linked to higher blood pressure in adults

Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the

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AHA funding new research network aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke

Four major institutions are banding together and leveraging the strength of basic, clinical and population research to prevent heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in

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Heart transplants give two generations a second chance at life

Albert Kurtyka and his family rallied around his mother, Diane Kurtyka, for years as she battled heart disease and, later, when she underwent a life-saving heart transplant. Surprised and

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Video series personifies the heart to curb hypertension

The heart can break up with you if you don’t treat it right. That’s the message in a series of public service announcements launching Thursday to get people

A doctor tackles her own blood pressure

Dr. Beth Piraino was more accustomed to treating patients than being one. But that changed four years after she checked her blood pressure and realized she was in