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Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Posted 19 Mar 2019 by

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 – Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure. Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, and lower their bleeding risk in the process. "Even though this treatment strategy needs to be confirmed...

AHA News: Is Long-Distance Running Good for the Heart?

Posted 1 Mar 2019 by

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – As you can tell by all those 26.2-mile bumper stickers popping up around the country, the popularity of marathons and long-distance running continues to grow. But so has the number of studies examining whether consistent endurance racing is healthy. Recent research has raised alarms about the potential for plaque buildup and scarring in...

AHA News: Living Near Convenience Stores Could Raise Risk of Artery-Clogging Condition

Posted 19 Feb 2019 by

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – Convenience stores may be handy, but they may not be healthy for your arteries. A new study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researched how neighborhood food environments are associated with atherosclerosis, the buildup of artery-clogging plaque that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Previous...

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study

Posted 13 Nov 2018 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 – People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark clinical trial. Patients treated with coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with...

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

Posted 22 Oct 2018 by

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 – Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report. Investigators analyzed data from 356 elderly people (average age 78) in Pittsburgh who were followed for more than 15 years. They found that stiff arteries were a good predictor of dementia. Specifically, those seniors with higher levels of arterial stiffness were 60 percent more likely to...

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked for Decades

Posted 19 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Gerard Blaney figured his excruciating headache was simply due to a combination of too much stress and too little food. It was budget season at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, and as the network's chief financial officer, his entire lunch that day in April 2016 consisted of a single pretzel. He arrived home that evening hungry,...

FDA Approves Xarelto to Reduce the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Chronic Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Posted 15 Oct 2018 by

TITUSVILLE, NJ, October 11, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, such as CV death, myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, in people with chronic coronary or peripheral artery disease (CAD/PAD). Xarelto is now the f...

AHA: Researchers Suggest New Way to Possibly Eliminate Clogged Arteries

Posted 4 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Researchers have proposed a unique study in humans to reduce the early onset of atherosclerosis, the buildup of the artery-clogging plaque that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The report, published Oct. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, reviews a host of previous research and proposes a new clinical trial to reduce...

New Device Approved for Tears in Heart's Blood Vessels

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat acute coronary artery perforations, the medical term for tears in the heart's blood vessels. "An acute coronary artery perforation is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of heart vessel [surgery]," Dr. Bram Zuckerman, director of the FDA's...

Why So Many Firefighters Die From Cardiac Arrest

Posted 5 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 – Firefighters who die from cardiac arrest tend to have underlying heart problems, a new study finds. Cardiac arrest accounts for more job-related deaths among firefighters than any other cause, and researchers wanted to know what ups their risk. "Firefighters face many dangers, but the greatest risk is from underlying cardiovascular disease in combination with the...

Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 – A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases include coronary artery disease, the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and breast cancer. Researchers tested and validated the genetic risk score on data from more...

AHA: Obesity May Increase Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with obesity are known to be at increased risk for coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease. Now, a new study shows obesity may also increase the chance of developing peripheral artery disease. Coronary artery disease develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become stiff and narrow. Peripheral...

Even When Insured, Heart Disease Can Bankrupt Poor Families

Posted 5 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 – In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds. One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary artery disease had out-of-pocket costs that were far beyond their means, researchers found. And these families were three times more likely than middle- or high-income families...

AHA: His Workouts Helped Him Spot a Dangerous Heart Problem

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw. His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to the workouts. His doctor at the time had said the issues were related to...

Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women's Hearts

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April, 4, 2018 – Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report. The biggest benefit seems to come from cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Eating these strong-smelling veggies was linked to less thickening of the carotid arteries, located in the neck. Thickening of this...

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