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American Heart Association releases information about Children’s Heart Muscle Diseases

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association focuses on Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children  and provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. It will be published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children are the focus of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. (American Heart Association)

Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children are the focus of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says being Overweight as a Teen may be associated with higher risk of Heart Muscle Disease in Adulthood

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A large study of Swedish men found that those who were even mildly overweight around age 18 were more likely develop cardiomyopathy in adulthood — an uncommon heart muscle condition that can cause heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

The study examined data on height, weight and overall fitness from a Swedish registry of 1,668,893 men who enlisted in compulsory military service between 1969 and 2005, when the men were 18 or 19.

Being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and changes to the heart’s structure, even in young adults. (American Heart Association)

Being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and changes to the heart’s structure, even in young adults. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association study shows Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to seek cardiac rehab

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services after an episode of ischemic heart disease than those who didn’t have PTSD or depression.

A large study offers new evidence that mental health disorders may not be a barrier to cardiac rehabilitation. (American Heart Association)

A large study offers new evidence that mental health disorders may not be a barrier to cardiac rehabilitation. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Fainting during the First Trimester of Pregnancy may raise risk of problems for Mom, Baby

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, pregnant women who faint (syncope) during pregnancy, especially in their first trimester, may have a higher risk of health problems for themselves and their babies .

In a study of nearly a half million women between 2005 and 2014, about 1% of women fainted during pregnancy and the rates appear to be increasing by 5% each year. (American Heart Association)

In a study of nearly a half million women between 2005 and 2014, about 1% of women fainted during pregnancy and the rates appear to be increasing by 5% each year. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Plaque in Arteries may not all be the same

 

American Heart AssociationBoston, MA – According to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in new and emerging scientific research in arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology, peripheral vascular disease, vascular surgery and functional genomics, a specific type of immune cell is more commonly found in arterial plaque from patients suffering from a recent stroke or mini-stroke.

Not all plaque is alike; researchers have found that a specific type of immune cell is more common in arterial plaque that is likely to cause a stroke or mini-stroke. (American Heart Association)

Not all plaque is alike; researchers have found that a specific type of immune cell is more common in arterial plaque that is likely to cause a stroke or mini-stroke. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association Says Heart Structure may change with Arsenic in Drinking Water

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults, a structural change that increases the risk for future heart problems.

Among young adults, drinking water contaminated with arsenic may lead to structural changes in the heart that raise their risk of heart disease. (American Heart Association)

Among young adults, drinking water contaminated with arsenic may lead to structural changes in the heart that raise their risk of heart disease. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Prolonged exposure to Low-Dose Radiation may increase the risk of Hypertension

 

Hypertension is a known cause of Heart Disease and Stroke

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to a study of workers at a nuclear plant in Russia published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, prolonged exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation increased the risk of hypertension

Uncontrolled hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can to lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious health problems.

This study is the first to associate an increased risk of hypertension to low doses of ionizing radiation among a large group of workers who were chronically exposed over many years. (American Heart Association)

This study is the first to associate an increased risk of hypertension to low doses of ionizing radiation among a large group of workers who were chronically exposed over many years. (American Heart Association)

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Federal Tobacco to 21 Act supported by Health Groups

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – Health groups Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Academy of Pediatrics have come together for a joint statement about the Federal Tobacco to 21 Act.

Our public health and medical organizations strongly support the Tobacco to 21 Act, legislation introduced in Congress that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 nationwide.

Federal Tobacco to 21 Act Legislation to Raise the Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Nationwide.

Federal Tobacco to 21 Act Legislation to Raise the Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Nationwide.

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American Heart Association suggests Food system improvements could make it easier to eat healthier

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – An American Heart Association science advisory describes system-wide innovations to the U.S. food system that are sustainable and have the potential to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods.

The advisory is published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Innovations in producing, processing, distributing, marketing and preparing food are needed to help Americans eat healthier. (American Heart Association)

Innovations in producing, processing, distributing, marketing and preparing food are needed to help Americans eat healthier. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Many Stroke Patients not screened for Osteoporosis, despite known risks

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk — despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions. The risk is up to four times greater than in healthy people, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Stroke survivors often face reduced mobility — a trait that decreases bone mineral density and increases risk for bone breaks.

Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. (American Heart Association)

Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. (American Heart Association)

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