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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones
Technology

Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones

According to an American Heart Association scientific statement, the hormonal therapies used to treat many breast and prostate cancers raise the risk of a heart attack and stroke, and patients should be monitored regularly and receive treatment to reduce risk and detect problems as they occur.

Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones
Technology

Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones

According to an American Heart Association scientific statement, the hormonal therapies used to treat many breast and prostate cancers raise the risk of a heart attack and stroke, and patients should be monitored regularly and receive treatment to reduce risk and detect problems as they occur.

Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones
Technology

Study: Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones

According to an American Heart Association scientific statement, the hormonal therapies used to treat many breast and prostate cancers raise the risk of a heart attack and stroke, and patients should be monitored regularly and receive treatment to reduce risk and detect problems as they occur.

More belly weight increases heart disease risk even if BMI doesn't indicate obesity: Study
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More belly weight increases heart disease risk even if BMI doesn't indicate obesity: Study

People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body's midsection and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement.

Smartphone app detects silent atrial fibrillation in American Indians
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Smartphone app detects silent atrial fibrillation in American Indians

A smartphone-based electrocardiogram (ECG) screening accurately detected previously unknown atrial fibrillation in American Indians, and more than half who were diagnosed with the irregular heart rhythm were younger than the recommended screening age of 65, according to new research.

Study claims good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria
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Study claims good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

According to a new study, maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth.

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study
Health

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in the association's flagship journal, Circulation.

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study
Health

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in the association's flagship journal, Circulation.

Certain high BP medications may alter heart risk in people with HIV: Study
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Certain high BP medications may alter heart risk in people with HIV: Study

A new research has found that when people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) develop high blood pressure, the type of medication chosen for their initial treatment may influence their risk of heart disease, stroke and heart failure.

Healthy diet, exercise might be key to achieving optimal health in later years
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Healthy diet, exercise might be key to achieving optimal health in later years

Researchers during a recent study found that following a routine of regular physical activity combined with a diet including fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods may be the key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life.

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