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Study Highlights: Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, although the increased risk of death was greatest in those under age 60. These findings call for additional data in future guidelines for [...]
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39. Higher rates of obesity, diabetes and failure to take prescribed medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may be contributing to the upswing. [...]
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
Study Highlights: New Orleans hospital admissions for heart attacks 10 years after Hurricane Katrina were significantly higher than they were before the storm. Post-Katrina patients were significantly more likely to have other risk factors for heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood levels [...]
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
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