Tag: American Heart Association

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Dec 03, – Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart […]

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Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Nov 18, – Overweight or obese people can cut their risk of trouble with a potentially fatal irregular heart beat if they lose a lot of weight, a new study has found. Losing a bit more than 30 pounds, on average, caused people to have fewer and less severe bouts of heart palpitations related to […]

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FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

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Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

June 7, AP – Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study. Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, […]

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Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

June 2, – The app, which was designed by engineers and critical care physicians, helps doctors rapidly diagnose certain kinds of severe heart attacks, called STEMIs, before patients get to the hospital. There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there’s an app […]

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Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

May 31, AP – And then you hear the groan of a zombie over your right shoulder. It’s sprint or be eaten. The zombie apocalypse isn’t upon you. You’re just taking part in the latest fitness craze — smartphone apps that make a fun and interactive game out of your daily workout. You’re jogging at […]

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Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

May 16, AP – What’s more, the reduction in risk is independent of other modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, the researchers said. People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it’s too late to start getting fit, but new research finds […]

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