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Do You Know The 5 Most Common Stroke Symptoms?

Nearly 1 in 3 young adults are unable to identify them, study finds.

What Is A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle?

3 Key Components To Protecting Your Heart.

The Majority Of Americans Want To Eliminate Seasonal Time Changes, According To A New Survey.

Medical experts say having a fixed, year-round time would benefit overall health and safety.

Do You Know What The Number One Killer Of Women Was in 2019?

Fewer than 50% of women surveyed were aware that heart disease topped the list.

Heart Failure and Heart Disease Are Common In Adults Hospitalized With Flu.

Researchers say annual flu vaccination is essential to stop infection and protect against heart events.

Do Cholesterol Meds Lower Heart Disease Risk?

A surprising answer from a new study

Is Chocolate Really A Sweet Treat For Your Heart?

Eating chocolate at least once a week appears to protect the heart's blood vessels, study finds.

Getting Your Daily Dose Of Protein From Plants May Lengthen Your Life

A more plant-based diet can also cut your risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Causing A Rise In 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

This stress-induced heart condition has jumped significantly since the COVID-19 crisis began.

What Your Tongue Says About Your Heart Health

If it's dark red with a yellow coating, it could be a sign of chronic heart failure, study finds.

Women At Risk of Heart Attack Are Prescribed Fewer Heart Medications Than Men, New Study Finds.

Researchers say the treatment gap among women and men must be reduced.

No Evidence Found That E-Cigarettes Reduce Damage To The Heart.

Find out what e-cigarettes may do to your arteries and heart disease risk.

Important Strategies For Treating An Irregular Heartbeat

Lifestyle changes underused in treatment of atrial fibrillation, according to American Heart Association.

These Foods May Significantly Lower Your Risk Of Stroke

Fiber, fruits and veggies could cut your odds of the most common type of stroke.

Are Your Sitting Habits Increasing Your Risk Of Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Older women are sitting 8.5 to 9 hours per day throwing off their insulin levels and BMI.

Why Your Waist Circumference Is Important To Your Heart Health

Belly fat ups the risk of repeat heart attacks.

Health News Results - 916

15 Jan
AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they need a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes.

"People with all kinds of cardiovascular risk factors and disease should definitely get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families ...

14 Jan
Time to Angioplasty Is Crucial for Better Heart Attack Outcomes

Time to Angioplasty Is Crucial for Better Heart Attack Outcomes


When a heart attack begins, the time it takes until the blockage in a coronary artery is cleared is critical in preventing further damage to the heart, a new study warns.

The amount of damage is directly related to how long it takes from th...

14 Jan
Even 1 Drink a Day May Raise Your Odds for A-Fib

Even 1 Drink a Day May Raise Your Odds for A-Fib


Moderate drinking is often touted as heart-healthy, but a large new study finds that even one drink a day might raise the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a common heart arrhythm...

14 Jan
Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients

Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients

Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.

The blood pressure medicines in question are called renin-ang...

13 Jan
AHA News: Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

AHA News: Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head -- and recognize the body's warnings signs.

It's especially important to take precautions this winter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consulting a doctor always is a good idea if th...

12 Jan
AHA News: Registries Could Offer Insight Into COVID-19's Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

AHA News: Registries Could Offer Insight Into COVID-19's Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

Researchers are soon expected to release initial findings from a national cardiac registry of NCAA athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19, giving hope to health care professionals trying to better understand the impact of the disease on the heart.

The data could ...

12 Jan
Pandemic Is Tied to Big Rise in U.S. Heart Deaths

Pandemic Is Tied to Big Rise in U.S. Heart Deaths

In a finding that highlights another health consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report that the risk of dying from heart disease increased during the coronavirus lockdowns last spring, likely because people were too scared to go to the hospital.

But the ...

11 Jan
Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even if You're Obese

Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even if You're Obese

A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Brown fat generates heat by drawing glucose from the bloodstream, as opposed t...

11 Jan
Plant-Based Diet Brings Better 'Microbiome,' Healthier Life

Plant-Based Diet Brings Better 'Microbiome,' Healthier Life

A plant-based diet is linked to healthy gut microbes that could lower your risk for conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.

"This study demonstrates a clear association between specific microbial species in the gut, certain foods, a...

07 Jan
Cold Weather Exercise Could Burn More Fat

Cold Weather Exercise Could Burn More Fat

If you want to burn fat this winter, take your exercise outdoors, researchers say.

A Canadian study suggests that vigorous exercise in cold weather may burn more fat than working out indoors.

Regular physical activity speeds metabolism and helps regulate fat i...

06 Jan
AHA News: Pandemic Pods Offer Social Relief, But There Are Risks

AHA News: Pandemic Pods Offer Social Relief, But There Are Risks

Patti Ghezzi knows the risks posed by the pandemic. She also knows that her 14-year-old daughter thrives in the company of her friends.

So Ghezzi and her family did something many other Americans have attempted: They became part of a "pod," or "social bubble," with two o...

05 Jan
Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids born with heart defects may be more likely to develop anxiety, depression and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), regardless of the severity of their heart condition.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United Sta...

05 Jan
AHA News: Teen's Scars Tell a Story of Her Frightening First 2 Years

AHA News: Teen's Scars Tell a Story of Her Frightening First 2 Years

Madeline "Maddie" Ramon is used to being asked about the scars that can often be seen poking out the top of her shirt.

"When I was younger, I had a heart problem and I had heart surgery," she tells people. "And I'm good now."

Katie Ramon smiles when she hears Maddi...

04 Jan
Heart Risk Factors May Be Especially Unhealthy in People With Psoriasis

Heart Risk Factors May Be Especially Unhealthy in People With Psoriasis

People with metabolic syndrome and the skin condition psoriasis are at especially high risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study warns.

Psoriasis has been known to increase the risk of heart disease, but researchers have now pegged metabolic syndrome as a key reason....

30 Dec
AHA News: Ring In the New Year With a 'Mocktail'

AHA News: Ring In the New Year With a 'Mocktail'

At a time when many people are stress-drinking, a New Year's Eve sangria that's alcohol-free is a healthy way to say farewell to 2020.

Filled with vitamins and fiber, this fresh fruit "mocktail" recipe is a nutritious alternative to what people usually drink before and a...

29 Dec
AHA News: Here's to a Healthy 2021, With Resolutions From Heart Doctors

AHA News: Here's to a Healthy 2021, With Resolutions From Heart Doctors

Deep in their hearts, everyone has to be looking forward to a fresh start in 2021.

And who would know better about matters of the heart than a cardiologist? We asked some of the nation's best about resolutions -- what they're planning for themselves, and what they wish t...

29 Dec
Neurologists Much Tougher to Find in Rural America

Neurologists Much Tougher to Find in Rural America

A shortage of neurologists in rural parts of the United States means that people in those areas are less likely to receive specialized care for conditions such as stroke, dementia and back pain, a new study claims.

"Neurologists in the United States are not evenly spread...

28 Dec
Blood Pressure Often Differs Widely Between Two Arms: Study

Blood Pressure Often Differs Widely Between Two Arms: Study

Blood pressure readings between the two arms can be different, and that disparity can sometimes be a warning sign of heart trouble down the road.

That's the finding of an analysis of 24 past studies: When people have at least a 5-point difference in blood pressure betwee...

21 Dec
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Long-Term Heart Risks for Diabetic Teens

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Long-Term Heart Risks for Diabetic Teens

Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of heart problems in obese teens with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

Teens who have the surgery can see their long-term risk for heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death lowered nearly three...

17 Dec
AHA News: Keep Your Holiday Drinking on the Moderate Side With This Advice

AHA News: Keep Your Holiday Drinking on the Moderate Side With This Advice

If you're ready to toast -- a lot -- to the end of 2020, you're in good company. But for your health, find ways to moderate that, experts say.

Even in normal years, people find lots extra reasons to raise a glass, or two, at this time of year, said Joanna Buscemi, an ass...

16 Dec
Black Women at Higher Heart Risk During Pregnancy

Black Women at Higher Heart Risk During Pregnancy

Although heart problems are rare complications of pregnancy, Black women face a heightened risk -- even if they have comfortable incomes and health insurance, a new study finds.

It's well established that the United States has a higher maternal mortality rate than other ...

15 Dec
Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Is Especially Unhealthy: Study

Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Is Especially Unhealthy: Study

The earlier in life type 2 diabetes arises, the deadlier it is, a new analysis finds.

The study, which pooled the results of 26 previous ones, revealed a clear pattern: The younger people were when they developed type 2 diabetes, the greater their risk of complications l...

15 Dec
AHA News: 'Athlete's Heart' Differs Between Men and Women

AHA News: 'Athlete's Heart' Differs Between Men and Women

The hearts of female athletes adapt differently to the rigors of sports training compared to their male peers, according to a new study that could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health.

"Athlete's heart" describes physical and electrical changes, or remode...

14 Dec
AHA News: Teatime Can Be Good for Your Health

AHA News: Teatime Can Be Good for Your Health

Next to water, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and at just a couple of calories per serving, it's loaded with flavonoids that make it one of the world's healthiest beverages as well.

"There are really only three drinks that I ever recommend humans ...

11 Dec
AHA News: Feeling Stressed About Your Role in Life? For Women, That Could Be a Health Risk

AHA News: Feeling Stressed About Your Role in Life? For Women, That Could Be a Health Risk

How a woman feels about her roles at home and at work during midlife can affect several factors that influence her heart health, new research shows.

The study, published Dec. 11 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found women who felt more stressed...

11 Dec
'Stairs Test' Quickly Measures Your Heart Health

'Stairs Test' Quickly Measures Your Heart Health

If you can climb four flights of stairs in less than a minute, your heart's likely in good shape, a new study says.

Researchers set out to find a simple and inexpensive way to assess hearth health that can help doctors identify who requires more extensive testing, explai...

10 Dec
AHA News: Dance Show Alum Gets Her Groove Back After Stroke

AHA News: Dance Show Alum Gets Her Groove Back After Stroke

As a teenager, Sandi Thomas appeared for several years on "Dance Connection," a popular television show in Washington, D.C. For decades, she continued busting a move for the sheer joy of it.

"I loved dancing around the house and that sort of thing," Sandi said. "But all ...

10 Dec
Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause

Heart Palpitations Can Be Common During Menopause

An older woman's heart races and flutters. Is it a sign of cardiovascular problems or is it maybe a symptom of menopause?

New research shows that the palpitations are a distressing problem for roughly 25% of women during menopause, but those feelings of a po...

10 Dec
High-Dose Flu Shot No Better for Heart Patients

High-Dose Flu Shot No Better for Heart Patients

Getting a high-dose flu shot instead of a regular dose doesn't further reduce the risk of serious flu-complications, hospitalization or death in people with heart disease, new research shows.

The findings don't change established guidelines. Heart disease patients a...

09 Dec
Even in Moderate Cases, COVID-19 Is Causing Long-Term Neurological Harm

Even in Moderate Cases, COVID-19 Is Causing Long-Term Neurological Harm

COVID-19 can cause a wide range of neurological complications, even in patients who are not critically ill, a new study shows.

Since the start of the pandemic, it's become clear that infection with SARS-CoV-2 can affect organ systems throughout the body. That includes pr...

09 Dec
Loss of Smell, Taste a Hallmark of COVID-19

Loss of Smell, Taste a Hallmark of COVID-19

Loss of taste and smell are common in COVID-19 patients, and it often occurs before other symptoms, a new study says.

It included 93 people, average age 63, with COVID-19 who were admitted to an Italian hospital in March. None of them ended up in intensive care.

L...

09 Dec
Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer

Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide -- accounting for one-third of deaths in 2019 -- and the death toll continues to rise, a new paper says.

China had the highest number of heart disease deaths last year, followed by India, Russia, the United States and...

08 Dec
AHA News: Two Kids, Same Heart Defect: 'Like Having Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice'

AHA News: Two Kids, Same Heart Defect: 'Like Having Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice'

Stephanie Harris was six months pregnant and in the hospital with excruciating pain. But it wasn't the baby, it was kidney stones.

However, when doctors checked on her unborn daughter, an ultrasound revealed a problem: a hole in the baby's heart.

Though the news wa...

07 Dec
Get Rid of Red Meat to Help Your Heart: Study

Get Rid of Red Meat to Help Your Heart: Study

Another study has confirmed what scientists have long known -- eating a lot of red meat may be bad for your heart.

On the other hand, opting for plant-based proteins instead of ordering a steak may boost your cardiovascular health.

In a new study, researchers foll...

07 Dec
AHA News: Few Clinical Studies Examine High Blood Pressure Treatments for Black Americans

AHA News: Few Clinical Studies Examine High Blood Pressure Treatments for Black Americans

High blood pressure affects Black adults in the U.S. more than any other group. But studies exploring its impact on them remain scant, an analysis of clinical trials over the past decade shows.

The analysis, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Associati...

07 Dec
Your Microbiome & Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked: Study

Your Microbiome & Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked: Study

The diversity, and therefore the health, of the microbes in your gut is linked to your levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests.

The gut microbiome is composed of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in our digestive tracts and are important factors in our hea...

04 Dec
AHA News: Here's an Idea to Float -- a Space-Ready Sleeping Bag to Keep Blood Moving

AHA News: Here's an Idea to Float -- a Space-Ready Sleeping Bag to Keep Blood Moving

A sleeping bag attached to a vacuum cleaner might not sound like the stuff giant leaps are made of. But researchers using just that have taken at least a small step toward solving a serious problem for space travelers.

The problem is the way blood behaves in the absence ...

03 Dec
AHA News: After 3 Strokes, This Young Pop and R&B Singer Is at Work Again

AHA News: After 3 Strokes, This Young Pop and R&B Singer Is at Work Again

Chelsea Keenan began singing in church when she was 7, and it was clear from the beginning she had a gift.

Indeed, shortly after her family relocated to California when she was 14, she signed with an independent record label and began booking gigs. She performed at AIDS ...

03 Dec
AHA News: Heart Disease, Stroke More Deadly in 'Socially Vulnerable' Counties

AHA News: Heart Disease, Stroke More Deadly in 'Socially Vulnerable' Counties

Your chances of dying from heart disease or stroke are higher if you live in a county considered socially vulnerable due to factors such as poverty, crowded housing and poor access to transportation, new research shows.

"The findings confirm what we might have imagined -...

03 Dec
Metabolites' From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

Metabolites' From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.

Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studie...

02 Dec
AHA News: The Heart Health Risks of Being a Single Parent

AHA News: The Heart Health Risks of Being a Single Parent

Nobody needs a study to tell them being a single parent is tough.

"This is a group of people who are kind of carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, right?" said Dr. Natalie Stokes, a cardiology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "You're ...

01 Dec
AHA News: Food Insecurity Rates High Among People With Heart Disease

AHA News: Food Insecurity Rates High Among People With Heart Disease

People with atherosclerosis, particularly those who earn a low income and have other socioeconomic disadvantages, are more likely to experience food insecurity than those without the condition, according to new research.

Researchers analyzed several socioeconomic factors...

30 Nov
AHA News: Eating Foods That Promote Inflammation May Worsen Heart Failure

AHA News: Eating Foods That Promote Inflammation May Worsen Heart Failure

People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows.

"If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflamm...

30 Nov
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Raise Odds of COVID Harming Brain

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Raise Odds of COVID Harming Brain

COVID-19 patients with high blood pressure or diabetes may be more likely to develop critical neurological complications, including bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to an ongoing study.

University of Pennsylvania researchers studied COVID-19 patients who had a...

30 Nov
Years Leading to Menopause See Uptick in Women's Heart Risks: AHA

Years Leading to Menopause See Uptick in Women's Heart Risks: AHA

Heart disease risk increases in women as they near menopause, so it's crucial to monitor their health and take preventive measures as needed, a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement says.

"Over the past 20 years, our knowledge of how the menopause tra...

26 Nov
Quick Bursts of Exercise Can Help Diabetics' Hearts

Quick Bursts of Exercise Can Help Diabetics' Hearts

Frequent, short exercise sessions may be better for diabetes patients' blood vessels than longer and fewer workouts, and that may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for heart disease and reduced...

25 Nov
Heart Anatomy May Put Blacks at Higher Stroke Risk

Heart Anatomy May Put Blacks at Higher Stroke Risk

Black Americans face a heightened risk of stroke, and a new study suggests that abnormalities in the heart's upper chambers play a role.

Experts said the findings, published Nov. 25 in the journal Neurology, point to an under-recognized factor in Black Americans...

25 Nov
AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke

AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke

Lawnae Hunter was ecstatic to escape snowy Oregon and her hectic schedule for a 10-day Christmas vacation with her son, daughter-in-law and then-9-year-old granddaughter in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The foursome savored lounging by the pool, combing the beach for sea...

23 Nov
AHA News: Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack Could Hinge on Where You Live

AHA News: Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack Could Hinge on Where You Live

Having a heart attack before your 50th birthday is bad enough. But new research shows if you also live in a poor neighborhood, your chances of dying within a decade of that heart attack are higher.

"This tells us that we need to focus not just on a patient's medical prob...

23 Nov
AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women -- and What to Do About It

AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women -- and What to Do About It

Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why?

The reluctance, new research suggests, may be fueled by worries of being accused of sexual assault or doing physical harm. Knowing people's secret fears is the first step to dispelling them, experts...

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