American Heart Association

New cholesterol guidelines not 'one size fits all'
15 Jan 02 | According to National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) III guidelines published in 2001, people at higher risk for heart disease with LDL cholesterol levels (the "bad" cholesterol) of 130mg/dL or greater are eligible for cholesterol-lowering ...

American Heart Association journal moves to Web-based rapid access publication
10 Jan 02 | The American Heart Association has launched Rapid Access Publication, a new process providing Internet publication ahead of print for journal articles from Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. By 2003, all American Heart ...

Despite declines in heart disease deaths, African Americans still lag behind
10 Jan 02 | Despite recent declines in coronary heart disease (CHD) death rates, a disparity between African Americans and whites has increased, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. The American Heart ...

Depression and anxiety increase risk of fatal stroke
04 Jan 02 | But psychological distress did not significantly increase the risk for non-fatal stroke and there was no link between mood disorders and increased risk for transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs - the so-called mini-strokes that are sometimes ...

Infection cited as a direct link to artery thickening
02 Jan 02 | Rupprecht's team tested 572 individuals with heart disease who had been admitted to the university hospital for diagnostic heart catheterizations. Using data from two large studies -- the Harvard-based Nurses' Health Study and Physicians' Health ...

High blood triglycerides are independent risk factor for stroke
11 Dec 01 | "High triglycerides are associated with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA)," says David Tanne, M.D., lead author of the study. "More effective screening and detection of high blood triglycerides and treatments to modify this ...

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