THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- There is more reason than ever for people to make fish a bigger part of their diets, according to the American Heart Association.
The heart group has long recommended that people eat fish -- preferably fatty varieties -- once or twice a week. Now it is reaffirming that advice based on additional evidence that fish helps ward off heart disease.
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms.
But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours and even weeks ahead of time. Experts say that's why it's important for everyone to be educated about the signs and to know what to do when someone's in trouble. It's also why, for those who seemingly have no symptoms, more research is needed.
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to Plavix, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study suggests.
Researchers reported Tuesday that mutation-carrying patients are much less likely to have or die from a heart attack, stroke or other major complication within a year if they take a substitute blood thinner.
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Having a chronic heart condition is stressful enough, but new research suggests the cost of caring for the condition is also a huge financial burden for poorer families in the United States.
One in four low-income families carry a significant financial load from out-of-pocket expenses for chronic heart disease treatment. For one in 10 low-income families -- including those who have insurance -- those expenses trigger a catastrophic financial crisis, the study found.