American Heart Association

Heart disease and aspirin therapy

Aspirin is one of the oldest, best-selling and most familiar drugs around.

About one in five American adults regularly take aspirin, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Many are heart attack and stroke survivors who take an aspirin a day to lower the chance of having […]

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

For the study, researchers analyzed the results from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention trial, which enrolled 3,680 […]

Older men who walk one to two hours each day have reduced stroke risk

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, according to a large population-based study.

In the study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked each week […]