circulation journal of the american heart association

Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyles could halve cases of atrial fibrillation


March 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery can ’safely’ cut health risk in severely obese


March 15th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.The statement is ... Read more...

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American Heart Association: Heart disease costs to triple


January 25th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Experts have estimated that the cost of treating heart attack in the United States is expected to triple by 2030.The American Heart Association that came up ... Read more...

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Americans urged to cut salt consumption


January 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): The American Heart Association has issued anadvisory, urging Americans to cut salt intake so as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.The association's recommendation for the general population ... Read more...

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MicroRNAs could increase amputation risk in diabetics


January 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has discovered that micro-RNA, one of the smallest entities in the human genome, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have ... Read more...

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Smoking around 4 or 5-yr-olds could raise their BP


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kindergartners whose parents smoke have higher blood pressure than those with non-smoking parents.The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco ... Read more...

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Less use of fizzy drinks reduces heart disease, stroke risk


May 25th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Cutting down on the use of soft drinks can reduce the risk of a stroke by eight percent and coronary heart disease by five percent, reveals a new ... Read more...

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Cut back on sugary drinks to lower BP


May 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A new study has shown a surprising link between sugar in drinks and blood pressure.The research, led by Liwei Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health at LSU Health ... Read more...

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Low-carb, low-fat and Mediterranean diets ‘reverse atherosclerosis in fat people’


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A low-carbohydrate diet, a low-fat diet and the Mediterranean diet have been found effective in helping obese people to reverse carotid atherosclerosis, researchers have reported.The study has been ... Read more...

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Too much TV leads to early death


January 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Here's a news flash for couch potatoes everywhere: every hour of television watched per day is linked to an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease.Published in ... Read more...

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‘Good’ cholesterol less protective in diabetics


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Diabetes may lower the heart-protective benefits of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called 'good' cholesterol, according to new study.HDL carries cholesterol out of the arteries, and high levels ... Read more...

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Long-term exercise prevents aging of cardiovascular system


December 1st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that long-term exercising could prevent aging of the cardiovascular system.The researchers found that intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against ... Read more...

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Apple-shaped men, pear-shaped women ‘at increased blood clot risk’


October 30th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Women who carry excess weight on the hips, and apple-shaped men who carry it on the waist, risk dangerous blood clots, say experts.Researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of ... Read more...

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Women’s fat hips, men’s bulging waistlines increase blood clot risk


October 27th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Excess weight on women's hips and men's waists elevates the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, says a new study.Researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart ... Read more...

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Gene suppression keeps the heart young


October 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved cardiac function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, according to a new study. The findings ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide increases health risk to elderly heart patients


September 1st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), even well below permissible national limits, may hasten hospitalisation of elderly cardiac patients, according to a new study in the US. The nationwide ... Read more...

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Optimistic women live longer, healthier


August 11th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Being an optimist really is good for your health, especially if you're a woman, says a new research.The research, reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli, cabbage may help lower BP


July 10th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Having broccoli and cabbage can help reduce blood pressure, according to a new study.Broccoli and cabbage are particularly high in a chemical called glutamic acid.Glutamic acid is the ... Read more...

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Component of vegetable protein linked to lower BP


July 7th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that consuming an amino acid commonly found in vegetable protein is associated with lower blood pressure.The study, conducted by Jeremiah Stamler, M.D., ... Read more...

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Diabetics should exercise regularly to cut their cardiovascular risk


June 9th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Patients with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training, ... Read more...

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Omega-6 fatty acids boost heart health


January 27th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Omega-6 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds are good for your heart, says a new study.The research has been published in Circulation: Journal of ... Read more...

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Even young and healthy adults could be at risk for heart disease


January 13th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Even young and healthy adults could be at risk for heart disease, according to a new study.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown in clinical studies ... Read more...

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Western diet causes ”a third of heart attacks”


October 21st, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): The typical Western diet, which includes red meat, fried foods, dairy products and salty snacks, is responsible for 30 per cent of the world''s heart attacks, according ... Read more...

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Heart failure patients at ”increased fracture risk”


October 21st, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Heart failure patients are at an increased risk of fractures, which includes debilitating hip fractures, according to a group of researchers. Canadian researchers have reported in Circulation: Journal ... Read more...

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Air pollution can lead to impairment of the hearts electrical functioning


September 9th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): A recent study of 48 people with coronary artery disease in Boston has revealed that tiny particles in polluted air can adversely affect the hearts ability to ... Read more...

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Poor sleep in teens associated with high BP


August 19th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Teenagers who have bad sleeping habits can face high blood pressure problems, according to a new study.In the latest research, the scientists looked at the relationship between ... Read more...

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Fatty liver may raise heart disease risk in obese kids


July 1st, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Fatty liver in overweight or obese children might be a precursor of cardiovascular disease, says a new study. Researchers performed a case-controlled study of 150 overweight children with ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt really does decrease acute coronary events


February 12th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Quitting smoking can significantly decrease the number of acute coronary events such as heart attack in adults, says a new study.A team of researchers in Rome have ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular disease remains top cause of deaths in the US


December 21st, 2007 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): Latest data from the American Heart Associations Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics shows that though death rates due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are declining, it is still the biggest ... Read more...

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