Tag: American Heart Association

Wider use of statins ‘disturbing’

Wider use of statins will have minimal benefit and could needlessly expose   thousands to severe side effects, doctors warn following change in US   prescription guidelines New US guidelines on statins, issued on Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, recommend that doctors should […]

142nd Health Research Report 16 NOV 2012

  Editors Top five: Caffeine improves recognition of positive words Drinking green tea with starchy food may help lower blood sugar spikes Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk Eating more fish could reduce postpartum depression In […]

New study finds that 75 percent of patients taking popular blood-thinners are getting wrong dose

Contact: Jess C. Gomez jess.gomez@imail.org 801-718-8495 Intermountain Medical Center Millions at risk for serious problems like uncontrolled bleeding or developing blood clots SALT LAKE CITY – Cardiology researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have found that approximately 75 percent of patients taking two common blood-thinning drugs […]

Aspirin and similar drugs may be associated with brain microbleeds in older adults: Causes amyloid accumulation often related to Alzheimer’s disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Monique M.B. Breteler, M.D., Ph.D. m.breteler@erasmusmc.nl JAMA and Archives Journals Individuals who take aspirin or other medications that prevent blood clotting by inhibiting the accumulation of platelets appear more likely to have tiny, asymptomatic areas of bleeding in the brain, according to […]

Obese kids’ artery plaque similar to middle-aged adults

Contact: AHA News Media Staff Office bridgette.mcneill@heart.org 504-670-6524 American Heart Association Abstract 6077; this abstract is also featured in a news conference The neck arteries of obese children and teens look more like those of 45-year-olds, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. […]