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Controlling Blood Pressure Lengthens Lifespan

November 27, 2019

A new analysis of results from the SPRINT trial finds that across age groups, intensive blood pressure control may lengthen a person’s lifespan by 4-9 percent.

Electronic Cigarettes Pose CVD Risks Similar to Traditional Cigarettes

November 19, 2019

The impact of electronic cigarettes on cardiovascular disease risk factors is similar to effects seen in people who smoke traditional combustible cigarettes with harmful effects on cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose, as well as on blood flow to the heart, researchers reported at AHA's Scientific Sessions this month.

Depression Severity May Increase Stroke and Heart Disease Risk

November 19, 2019

Patients who suffer from depression are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but what about the risk of non-fatal cardiovascular disease events?

Bariatric Surgery May Lessen Stroke Risk in Obese Patients

November 19, 2019

Patients with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery are less likely to experience cerebrovascular events, shows a study presented at AHA's Scientific Sessions earlier this month.