AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that Valentine’s Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it’s less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good […]

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AHA: Should Pacemakers, Defibrillators Be Recycled — and Reused in Others?

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Reuse and recycle. Americans employ the concept on nearly everything. Now, medical researchers are working hard to apply it to pacemakers and defibrillators. Millions of sick people in low-income nations suffer or die each year because they can’t afford these implantable medical devices that could help regulate their heartbeat. Researchers argue that […]

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AHA: Age, Race Are Leading Predictors of Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Heart attacks in pregnant women are rare, but the number is rising, particularly among older expectant mothers, according to a new study that looked at the most common factors behind the increase. The number of women who had heart attacks during or after pregnancy rose 19 percent from 2005 to 2014, the […]

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AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — Following the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) update of recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), there has been a decrease in AP and an increase in IE incidence for high-risk individuals, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research was […]

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