American Heart Association

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Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon’s knife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Have a heart problem? If it’s fixable, there’s a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.

03/24/2013

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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Katrina and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil.

03/10/2013

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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

(AP) – Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

02/07/2013

Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease […]

11/06/2012

Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]

11/05/2012

Surgery seems best for heart disease in diabetics

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research shows that people with diabetes and several clogged heart arteries fare better with bypass surgery instead of having stents placed to prop open their blood vessels. Doctors compared […]

11/05/2012

What's your blood type? Might be a clue to heart disease risk

(AP) – Here’s another reason to know your blood type – it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. New research shows people who have blood types A, B or AB have […]

08/14/2012

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