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New study confirms combo pill alone and with aspirin lowers heart disease risk

New study confirms combo pill alone and with aspirin lowers heart disease risk

Categories:|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 12:10 p.m. CT/1:10 p.m. ET, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2020 — A single, daily pill combining blood pressure and cholesterol medications, along with the addition of a daily dose of aspirin, reduced cardiovascular disease events in people at risk for heart disease, according to late-breaking research presented today in a late-breaking clinical trial presentation at the American Heart Association’s . The virtual conference, held Friday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020, is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific...

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Nov 21
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Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

Categories:|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Monday, November 16, 2020DALLAS, November 16, 2020 — Adults with the healthiest patterns had a 42% lower risk of regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Healthy sleep patterns are rising in the morning, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and having no frequent insomnia, snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness.Heart failure affects more than 26 million people, and emerging evidence...

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Nov 16
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Calories by the clock? Squeezing most of your calories in early doesn’t impact weight loss

Calories by the clock? Squeezing most of your calories in early doesn’t impact weight loss

Categories:|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2020 — Restricting meals to early in the day did not affect weight among overweight adults with prediabetes or , according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s . The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care worldwide.“We have wondered for a...

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Nov 11
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Flu vaccine rate less than 25% in young adults with heart disease, despite increased risk

Flu vaccine rate less than 25% in young adults with heart disease, despite increased risk

Categories:|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2020 — Despite clear evidence of the health benefits, the vast majority of young adults with are not getting the recommended annual influenza vaccine, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s . The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care...

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Nov 9
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Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

Categories:|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Monday, October 26, 2020DALLAS, October 26, 2020 — People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in Circulation, the flagship journal of the American Heart Association.“It is well known that obesity is associated with an increased risk for and heart disease,” said lead...

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Nov 2
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Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment

Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment

Categories:,|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 4, 2020DALLAS, August 4, 2020 — When people seek emergency care for shortness of breath, a routine (ECG or EKG) enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) is better than standard blood tests at determining if the cause is , according to new research published today in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association journal.“Determining why someone has shortness of breath is challenging for emergency department physicians, and this AI-enabled ECG provides a rapid and effective...

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Aug 5
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Flu vaccine could protect against serious heart and stroke complications

Flu vaccine could protect against serious heart and stroke complications

Categories:,,|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 12:30 p.m. CT / 1:30 p.m. ET, Monday, July 27, 2020DALLAS, July 27, 2020 —  The rate of seasonal among high-risk groups such as people over age 50 and nursing home residents is extremely low, and those who do get their flu vaccination significantly lower their risks for , (transient ischemic attack), death and , according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the virtual American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. The meeting is a premier global exchange of the latest advances...

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Analysis finds multiple social disadvantages magnify stroke risk

Analysis finds multiple social disadvantages magnify stroke risk

Categories:,|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Thursday, July 16, 2020DALLAS, July 16, 2020 — Having more social disadvantages can nearly triple your risk of , particularly if you are under the age of 75, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.Researchers already know that some social disadvantages, such as living in an impoverished or rural area, having a low education or income level, lacking health insurance or being Black, may contribute to increased stroke...

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Jul 22
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Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness

Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness

Categories:,|Statement Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT / 5 a.m. ET Monday, July 20, 2020DALLAS, July  20, 2020 — Nearly 60% of American children do not have healthy (CRF), a key measure of physical fitness and overall health, according to “Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth – An Important Marker of Health,” a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.CRF, also referred to as aerobic fitness, refers to the body’s ability to supply oxygen to muscles during physical activity. Children with healthy CRF...

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Jul 21
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Significant drop in stroke recurrence found among Mexican Americans

Significant drop in stroke recurrence found among Mexican Americans

Categories:,|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Thursday, July 16, 2020DALLAS, JULY 16, 2020 — The rate of recurrent significantly declined among Mexican Americans in a long-term study, according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.Recurrent stroke rates declined faster in Mexican Americans than in non-Hispanics whites. By the end of the study in 2013, the differences between these two groups had vanished. Mexican Americans had a significant reduction in stroke recurrence...

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Jul 21
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Regular exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, even in areas of high air pollution

Regular exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, even in areas of high air pollution

Categories:,|Research Highlights:Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Monday, July 20, 2020                                                                                                                   DALLAS, July 20, 2020 — People who regularly exercise tend to have a lower risk of high blood pressure, even if they live in areas where air pollution is relatively high, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.The risk-benefit relationship between air pollution and is an important public concern because more than 91% of...

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