Proactive strategies for promoting good heart health should begin at birth, yet most American children do not meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal childhood cardiovascular health, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Pregnant women who experience persistent blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome and increased cardiovascular risk after giving birth, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Patients who experience high cholesterol due to an inherited genetic disorder from one of their parents are much more likely than those with average cholesterol levels to have diseases caused by hardening of the arteries, including an accelerated onset of coronary heart disease by up to 30 years.
A heart attack does not always have classic symptoms, such as pain in your chest, shortness of breath and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can occur without symptoms; that is called a silent heart attack.
Both short- and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the development of high blood pressure.
A pair of heart failure (HF) drugs approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration have made their way into updated treatment guidelines.
Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat.
The AHA guidelines currently recommend a systolic pressure of less than 140 millimeters of mercury for most adults with high blood pressure. But doctors say new findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015 support a steeper goal of 120.
In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015, researchers reported that multiple short bursts of high-intensity exercise did more to improve some risk factors for some patients newly-diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes than did 30 minutes of sustained, lower-intensity exercise.
Sex differences in type 2 diabetes affect cardiovascular disease risk.
When pharmacists and physicians work together, high blood pressure can be lowered for little cost.
Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy.