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AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study…

AHA: Coming Soon, Computers That Will Read Your Heart Tests

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key elements of assessing echocardiograms. The advance…

AHA: 5 Reasons You Could Develop Heart Disease Before 50

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet people generally associate it with an older, aging population. But heart attacks, strokes and other types of heart disease…

AHA: Apple's Smartwatch Has a Heart Monitor Now

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- There will soon be another way to monitor your heart -- from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as…

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests. Psychological well-being has cardiovascular benefits because people with a positive outlook are more inclined…

AHA: From a Hole in Her Heart to the New York Stage

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- At 2 years old, Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, long enough for medicine and water vapor to flow through her compromised body. And…

AHA: Are Die-Hard Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Tailgate parties are kicking off the National Football League's regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese dips and chili bowls aren't enough to give passionate sports fans heart…

'Million Hearts' Project Aims to Prevent 1 Million Cardiac Crises

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans aren't taking simple steps that could ward off a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke, a new government report shows. Heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related conditions…

AHA: WNBA Stars Take Their Shot at Heart Health Awareness

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Achieving victory in a high-stakes competitive sport like professional women's basketball takes a lot of heart -- in every sense of the word. So, as the WNBA championship finals begin…

AHA: Teen Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Spelling Bee

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- After correctly spelling the first word given to her at an eighth-grade spelling bee, Emma Baker walked back to her seat, sat down and promptly collapsed onto the shoulder of another young…

Why So Many Firefighters Die From Cardiac Arrest

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Firefighters who die from cardiac arrest tend to have underlying heart problems, a new study finds. Cardiac arrest accounts for more job-related deaths among firefighters than any other cause,…

AHA: Losing Loved Ones to Heart Disease Moves Woman to Fight for Her Health

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Three days after Christmas, Yolanda Thompson was at work when she got the call she hoped she would never receive. Her husband, Aaron, had suffered a massive heart attack. "He was a…