BOSTON (AP) — The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging.
Nearly half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
Okla. man tased by police had heart disease, drugs in system
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An autopsy report says a 25-year-old Oklahoma man who died after being tased by police more than two dozen times likely died of cardiovascular disease that was made worse by drug use and exertion.
Mayors at SC meeting taking stand against heart disease
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of mayors and the country's top health official are gathering in South Carolina to make a stand against heart disease.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says mayors from four dozen cities are joining him Saturday to celebrate World Heart Day with a "Move with the Mayor " event. It's in partnership with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.
Fort Wayne police officer died of cardiovascular disease
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Medical examiners have released the cause of death for a Fort Wayne police officer who collapsed following a foot chase.
The Allen County Coroner's Office said Tuesday that 50-year-old Officer David A. Tinsley died of cardiovascular disease.
Tinsley collapsed Monday night after the chase that resulted in the arrest of a suspect. Police say the 16-year veteran was returning to his vehicle at the time. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Northwestern Medicine receives $25M gift
CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern Medicine has received a $25 million donation to develop artificial intelligence to treat heart disease.
The gift from the Bluhm (BLOOM) Family Charitable Foundation was announced Tuesday. The foundation was formed by Chicago philanthropist and real estate developer Neil Bluhm, who in 2005 donated funds to create the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and recruit Dr. Patrick McCarthy as executive director.
Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart
High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.
The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes paired with high blood pressure, they found a significant increase in coronary artery disease severity and cardiovascular events.
In an effort to elevate public awareness of the No. 1 killer of women and to raise funds for cardiovascular disease and stroke research, the American Heart Association will host its 14th annual Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.
A Fairfield resident will led the organizational and recruitment efforts in the New Haven area for the 2018 Greater New Haven Heart Walk next month.
Jill Hummel was announced as chairwoman of the American Heart Association walk on Thursday. The walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5.
Registration for the event starts at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. at Savin Rock in West Haven.
Your height may have affected your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Scientists have looked at whether height increases or decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases for decades. In several cases they’ve found connections.
In the realm of snacks, yogurt has always been considered one of the healthier options. But is it so healthy, it can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease?
A study published earlier this month in American Journal of Hypertension (Oxford University Press) concluded that both men and women suffering from high blood pressure could potentially improve their heart health with regular yogurt consumption.
A researcher at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley won a nearly $2.4 million, four-year grant to study how lipid levels and individual genetic makeup can lead to heart disease among Mexican-American patients.
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate love and to focus on heart health. Staying active, eating healthy, and living a smoke-free life help to keep the heart healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is essential to know your risk for heart disease and stroke. Taking action to reduce your risk can start with the ABCS of heart health:
Cardiovascular disease prevention lags behind treatment advances
Dr. Fadi Alfayoumi, a cardiologist at Valley Baptist Medical Center, said he recently performed a procedure to save a patient suffering from a massive heart attack. The man weighed 300 pounds.
While the patient’s life was saved, Alfayoumi said there was a conversation missing from the scenario.
“No one asks the question, why did that happen? How did we get to that point?” he said.
‘Go Red’ for heart disease: Events planned in Florence area
FLORENCE, S.C. – What are you wearing Friday?
The American Heart Association suggests something red.
Friday is the association’s “Go Red for Women” Day in honor of women who suffer from heart disease. It’s part of American Heart Month.
If you’ve been thinking heart disease is mainly a manly thing, then here is some news that may jolt you. The rate of heart disease among U.S. women is not only higher than among men, it is also more likely to go undiagnosed until later stages of the illness — and sometimes too late.
One out of every three deaths among women in the U.S. each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases, making it the No. 1 killer of women in this country. In fact, heart disease and stroke cause more fatalities than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. The National Wear Red Day is a countrywide campaign geared toward creating awareness surrounding heart and stroke prevention. Celebrated on the first Friday of February each year, we would like to encourage everyone to wear red Feb. 2 in support of this worthy cause.
(BPT) - If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend.
It's easy to see why heart health is a pressing concern. One in three adults live with one or more types of cardiovascular disease, according a review published in the journal Circulation.
John Hillerman reportedly died from heart disease.
The late actor, who portrayed Jonathan Higgins in the long-running TV series 'Magnum, P.I.', passed away last month at his home in Houston, Texas, and it has now been revealed by a spokesperson at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Texas that his cause of death was hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Coroner: Comic died from high blood pressure, heart disease
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that comic Ralphie May's death was from high blood pressure and heart disease.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) told The Associated Press on Wednesday the round-faced comedian whose body was found Oct. 6 at a home in Las Vegas died of heart failure due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for heart problems by eating better, exercising more and adopting other healthy habits in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
What we know so far from the biggest study of cardiovascular health in African-Americans
Montoya Taylor, M.D., attended medical school at Brown University in the mid-2000s and heard a lot about an influential study in the small town of Framingham, Mass. Now spanning three generations of mostly white participants, the Framingham Heart Study is largely responsible for the current understanding of cardiovascular risks.
But Taylor made sure his classmates knew about a lesser-known but equally important study that was under way in his home state of Mississippi — the Jackson Heart Study.
This question is being asked again and again — and so many people are confused because 82 percent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, and you have probably heard many times that saturated fat is bad for cholesterol and heart health. Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, but is it really strongly linked to saturated fat consumption, or does it go deeper than that?
When we think of someone at risk for a heart attack, we think of someone who doesn’t exercise, is stressed out, overweight, smokes and drinks, and has a negative attitude. These are all certainly causes and risk factors to bring on the “big one.”
A presentation on heart disease prevention sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center, which was to take place Wednesday at the Baldwin Center in Stratford has been cancelled due to ice. The talk, to be given by cardiovascular disease doctor Anja Wagner, has not yet been reschedule. However, St. Vincent’s encourages those interested in heart disease prevention to a listen to Wagner’s radio interview about heart disease prevention. http://blog.stvincents.org/blog/health-talk-radio-cardiologist-anja-wagner-md
Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart — such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure — can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening.
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Kroger and American Heart Association partner to fight leading cause of death
ATLANTA – Kroger’s Atlanta Division stores and the American Heart Association (AHA) are teaming up to help fight heart disease – the number one cause of death of both men and women in the United States – during American Heart Month.
OMAHA - Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha are joining six other universities in a consortium studying new treatments for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Irving Zucker is the principal investigator and chair of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UNMC. He says their role will be to map out the location of nerve endings and their impact on heart disease.
Survivors team up with community for successful Heart Walk in Kingwood
More than 2,000 walkers converged on the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus to raise money for the American Heart Association to combat the number one and number five killers of all Americans – heart disease and stroke.
Lifestyle changes more important than drugs in lowering cholesterol
The Journal of the American Medical Association’s Nov. 15 issue released the United States Preventive Service Task Force’s recommendations for the utilization of statin drugs (drugs such as Lipitor, simvastatin and others) for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults.
THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Always seeing the cup as half empty, rather than half full, may increase the likelihood of dying from heart disease, Finnish researchers say.
Excellence in health care is a way of life in Houston. The MedCity section has looked to a list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by industry specialist Castle Connolly, to identify America's Top Doctors located right here in the Houston area. They exemplify excellence in Houston medicine.
Antibodies that help the immune system remove dead and dying cells have been shown to reduce atherosclerosis in mouse models of cardiovascular disease, a study led by Stanford University researchers reports.
These antibodies are already being tested in people against cancer, raising the possibility that they could be repurposed for a clinical trial in heart disease relatively quickly.
The antibodies attack a molecule present on the cells called CD47, which signals...
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say their investigation into the death of Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah) shows he died of natural causes due to cardiovascular disease.
The New Braunfels Police Department said Thursday that it's completed its investigation into the 53-year-old singer's death and found no sign of foul play.
Officers were dispatched to Navaira's home in New Braunfels on May 16 after relatives found him unconscious and...