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.
Are you getting enough quality sleep? Are you sleeping longer than you should? Poor sleep habits may put you at higher risk for early signs of heart disease when compared to those who get adequate, good quality sleep, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
People who regularly achieved twice the minimum federally recommended levels of physical activity had 20 percent lower risk of developing heart failure than those who met the minimum. People who regularly got four times the minimum physical activity recommendations had 35 percent lower risk, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Young women (under age 55) are less likely than young men to be prescribed or to fill their prescription after a heart attack,according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation:Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part After A Heart Attack series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.
Many people have high blood pressure (HBP) for years without knowing it. Generally, there are no symptoms, but when HBP goes untreated, it damages arteries and vital organs throughout your body. That’s why it is often called the “silent killer.”
Ellie Brady was the picture of health, a wife and mother training for a half marathon. On a nine-mile training run she got out of breath. As the week progressed so did her symptoms — back pain, chest pain, uncontrollable chills — until she could no longer ignore them.
Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.
Some risk factors for stroke are exclusive to women, and for this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently published Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women.
For decades, women have been striving for equality, but one place they have reached parity is in heart disease. As with men, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women — causing a third of deaths among all women.
If you’ve been told by your healthcare provider that you have high blood pressure, don’t panic—it’s manageable! You can make some simple changes to your lifestyle that can help you get your blood pressure down to a healthy level.
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.