Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged Scientific Sessions

SimpleScience@Heart: Kids less fit today than those in 1970s

Your kids may not be as fit as you when you were their age. Cardiovascular endurance has significantly declined in children 9-17 years old compared with kids the same age 30 years ago, according to a new study. Today, kids […]

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SimpleScience@Heart: Hearty magic act: Disappearing stent keeps arteries open three years

Propping open clogged heart arteries with a “disappearing stent” has worked well for three years in the first people implanted with the unique device, according to research presented

SimpleScience@Heart: Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers

When Sesame Street characters talk about heart health, your kids may listen — and learn. After five months of lessons from Sesame Street characters, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia improved


Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature on way to hospital did not help outcomes

Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature with cold intravenous fluids right after resuscitation and on the way to the hospital didn’t help survival or neurological outcome, according to


Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors

Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of


Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s


New collaboration expanding science of world-renowned heart studies

A new collaborative research relationship between the American Heart Association, the University of Mississippi and Boston University, representing a bold vision for cardiovascular population science, was announced Sunday


Heart disease No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California

Heart disease is the leading cause of women’s pregnancy-related deaths in California — but nearly one-third could be prevented, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s

SimpleScience@Heart: Virtual therapy may help stroke survivors recover

Virtual reality may one day help people recover from stroke. In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, researchers tested a new brain-computer interface on


Dr. Kenneth Cooper is keynote speaker at Scientific Sessions 2013

In the early 1960s, when the great Space Race was being fueled by the escalating Cold War, a former track and basketball star from Oklahoma envisioned himself soaring