Topic: Cardiovascular Disease
Nashville, TN – There’s a new organization devoted to improving health conditions and battling chronic, behavior-related diseases in Tennessee. The Coalition for Better Health represents the first statewide nonprofit aimed at encouraging improvements in public and institutional health policies.
The Coalition will coordinate and lead efforts to improve health conditions in Tennessee through advocacy, research, and coordination among the public and private sectors.
High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with Cardiovascular Disease
Dallas, TX – One in 8 adults with common heart diseases and stroke skip taking medications, delay filling prescriptions or take lower doses than prescribed because of concerns about cost, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
“The out-of-pocket cost of medications is a huge issue for millions of high-risk patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, angina and other conditions,” Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., senior author of the study, chief of the division of cardiovascular prevention and wellness and co-director of the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Texas.
Dallas, TX – According to new research published in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s premier cardiovascular research journal, irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation (AFib) occurred more often among American Indians than among other racial and ethnic groups, .
AFib affects approximately 2.7 million people in the United States, and it is a serious disorder that can increase the risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
American Heart Association says Veterans with Mental Health Conditions have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
Dallas, TX – According to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal, veterans with specific mental health disorders – depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder – had an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease.
American Heart Association says Blood Pressure Monitoring may one day be easy as taking a Video Selfie
Dallas, TX – Blood pressure monitoring might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.
Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos.
American Heart Association reports Low Vitamin D at Birth raises risk of Higher Blood Pressure in Kids
Dallas, TX – according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence.
Researchers followed 775 children from birth to age 18 at the Boston Medical Center. Most lived in a low-income, urban area and 68% of the children were African American. Low vitamin D levels were defined as less than 11 ng/ml (nanograms per millimeter) in cord blood at birth and less than 25 ng/ml in a child’s blood during early childhood.
American Heart Association study shows Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to seek cardiac rehab
Dallas, 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.
Dallas, 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.
American Heart Association says Sugar Added Labels on packaged foods, beverages could lower Heart Disease/Diabetes risk, Cut Healthcare Costs
Dallas, TX – A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation shows a label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years .
Using a validated model, researchers were able to estimate a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes cases from 2018 to 2037, if such a mandated addition to the Nutrition Label was implemented.
American Heart Association reports Sugary drinks may be associated with an increased risk of Death from Cardiovascular Diseases
Dallas, TX – According to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, frequently drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and, to a lesser extent, cancers.
Among study participants the risk of death rose as people drank more sugar-sweetened drinks.
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