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American Heart Association recognizes Senators Collins and Feingold and Representative Capps with National Public Service Awards; former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher receives Special Recognition Award
29 Apr 02 | , Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Representative Lois Capps, R-Calif., will each receive the association's 2002 National Public Service Award for their legislative work on behalf of the nation's cardiovascular health. Feingold and Collins are ...

Monica Seles and Alexandra Stevenson go Head- to Head on the Court to Increase Awareness About Stroke for the American Stroke Challenge
29 Apr 02 | The American Stroke Challenge, which is entering its eighth year, is a stroke awareness and fundraising initiative sponsored by Bayer© Aspirin in cooperation with the American Stroke Association. Starting in May - American Stroke Month - and ...

American Heart Association recognizes Senators Collins and Feingold and Representative Capps with National Public Service Awards; former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher receives Special Recognition Award
29 Apr 02 | , Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Representative Lois Capps, R-Calif., will each receive the association's 2002 National Public Service Award for their legislative work on behalf of the nation's cardiovascular health. Feingold and Collins are ...

Mexican Americans more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasians
25 Apr 02 | Researchers found that U.S.-born Mexican Americans were more likely to die from all causes than non-Hispanics, and more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanics. Hunt and her colleagues compared all cause and heart-related death rates ...

Health benefits of leanness blown away by cigarette smoke
25 Apr 02 | Overall, men who smoked cigarettes had a 50 percent greater relative risk of dying from a heart attack compared to nonsmoking men. According to the American Heart Association, smoking increases the risk of heart attack.

Calcification of breast blood vessels may predict stroke risk
25 Apr 02 | "Women with breast blood vessel calcification had a 54 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke compared to women without calcification," says Carlos Iribarren, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., investigator in the division of research at Kaiser Permanente in...

Antioxidant gene mutation gives free radicals free reign
25 Apr 02 | A gene mutation for a molecule that helps the body ward off free radicals almost doubles the risk of developing atherosclerotic heart or brain vessel disease, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Asia Pacific ...

Non-traditional roles may boost risk of heart disease and death
24 Apr 02 | Researchers did not find any evidence that job/occupational strain (defined as high job demands combined with low job control) is associated with death or coronary heart disease but they did find a link between heart disease and jobs/social roles ...

Mercury ups heart disease risk
24 Apr 02 | Mercury content in the hair is a marker for the amount of methyl mercury, a toxic form of the element, accumulated in the body by eating contaminated fish. Previous studies have shown that increasing dietary levels of fish containing omega-3 ...

More evidence of possible link between hearing loss and CVD
24 Apr 02 | A new study shows an association between cardiovascular disease and age-related hearing loss - particularly in women who've had a heart attack, researchers report today at the American Heart Association's Asia Pacific Scientific Forum. In addition...

Genetic bar codes predict effect of statins
24 Apr 02 | When they analyzed participants' CETP genes, researchers were looking for genetic markers for heart disease. However, they found that individual gene variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) - small alterations in genes - were not...

Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?
24 Apr 02 | Firstborn: First risk for heart disease? The study authors speculate that firstborns may have a more coronary-prone, type-A - personality, marked by increased competitiveness, although the study did not look at that factor directly.

Triggers for sudden cardiac death differ by gender
24 Apr 02 | Of the 20 women in the study, 40 percent said they experienced psychological stressors and only 5 percent reported physical exertion. Forty percent of the men reported physical stress and 16 percent reported emotional stress before their cardiac ...

Kids getting a steady diet of fast food on the tube
24 Apr 02 | Television commercials aired during children's shows now emphasize larger fast-food portions compared with Saturday morning ads in the 1970s, which focused mainly on sugary breakfast cereals, according to a study being presented at the American ...

Tired and angry? Both emotions may predict heart attacks
24 Apr 02 | Anger and exhaustion may result in future heart attacks or sudden cardiac death, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association's Asia Pacific Scientific Forum. Participants took the 10-item Spielberger Trait Anger Scale ...

Vitamin D gets an A+ for treating heart disease
23 Apr 02 | Women over age 65 who took vitamin D had nearly one-third less risk of dying from heart disease as women who did not take the supplements, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association's Asia Pacific Scientific Forum ...

Swift switch from CPR to AED may save lives
23 Apr 02 | A speedier "hands-off" transition from chest compressions to shocking with an automated external defibrillator (AED) may mean more people survive cardiac arrest, according to a report in today's rapid access Circulation: Journal of the American ...

New drug raises good cholesterol
16 Apr 02 | After only four weeks, people who took an investigational drug were able to increase their "good" cholesterol levels by 34 percent, according to a report in today's rapid access Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The drug, ...

CRP levels predict risk of sudden death
16 Apr 02 | They also determined C-reactive protein (CRP) levels from post-mortem blood samples and used a special staining technique to look at CRP levels in the plaque itself. Researchers found that people who had sudden cardiac death had higher levels of ...

Implantable defibrillators cost-effective for preventing sudden death
16 Apr 02 | In the first study of its kind, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device used to treat heart rhythm abnormalities, was found to be moderately cost-effective for preventing sudden cardiac death, according to a report in today's ...

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