Wednesday 30 Jul 2014

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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 Scientific Sessions 2013. Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or blood vessels …

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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

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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

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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

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Performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer can improve survival chances

Performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer can improve a patient’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions

SimpleScience@Heart: One minute CPR video helps people gain life-saving skill

Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific

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About 18,000 attendees come to Dallas for Scientific Sessions 2013

Roughly 20 years ago, a newly minted doctor from the University of Massachusetts Medical School roamed the halls of Scientific Sessions for the first time. He absorbed lectures about

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New effort to raise heart attack and stroke awareness, save more lives in India

The American Heart Association and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origins  plan to work together to increase heart attack and stroke awareness, improve resuscitation training and

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Kids’ blood pressure spikes can be adulthood problem

Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at