New study looks at how five diet patterns may impact risk of future heart failure
Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely than younger patients to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries. But, older patients were more likely to survive heart attacks if they had a percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, according to a new research letter in Circulation:Cardiovascular Interventions, an American Heart Association journal.
New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.The guidelines were issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2017 and endorsed by the American Heart Association.
Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks. The findings appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology.
In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008–2010 through 2012–2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time.
People under age 40 who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more pronounced in younger women, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.