Tag Archive: American Heart Association (AHA)

Dec 05

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as damaging to the heart and blood vessels as inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as damaging to the heart and blood vessels as inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke, suggests a small study presented recently at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Dec 03

By wearing a novel radiation-monitoring device that beeps faster and faster as radiation exposure increases

By wearing a novel radiation-monitoring device that beeps faster and faster as radiation exposure increases, interventional cardiologists working in a cardiac catheterization laboratory could decrease their radiation exposure by a third, reported the RadiCure study presented recently at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Nov 29

An analysis of a Canadian registry of patients with atrial fibrillation

An analysis of a Canadian registry of patients with atrial fibrillation revealed that one in five treated with oral anticoagulants were also treated with antiplatelet medication and that a “substantial proportion” of patients treated with the dual therapy did not have a compelling reason for adding the antiplatelet drug. The findings were presented at the …

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Nov 29

The ‘Mission: Lifeline’ program of coordinated emergency response for patients with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI)

The ‘Mission: Lifeline’ program of coordinated emergency response for patients with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) has resulted in shorter emergency room (ER) wait times and better survival, suggested new research presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Nov 20

Studies indicate that Losartan may be an effective treatment option for Marfan syndrome: Between 70 and 80 percent of patients with the connective tissue condition Marfan syndrome have aortic-root dilation,

Studies indicate that Losartan may be an effective treatment option for Marfan syndrome: Between 70 and 80 percent of patients with the connective tissue condition Marfan syndrome have aortic-root dilation, which happens when the aorta, the main blood vessel between the heart and body, becomes too large and tears. This condition can result in serious …

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Sep 18

Patients who already have hypertension and then develop diabetes do not have increased risk of death as compared to those who do not have diabetes

Patients who already have hypertension and then develop diabetes do not have increased risk of death as compared to those who do not have diabetes, suggested a new study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Aug 22

A new joint statement from the American Heart Association (AHA)

A new joint statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) looks into the current state of knowledge about cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes and finds it lacking. The statement is published online in both Circulation and Diabetes Care.