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Outcomes after heart bypass surgery better with ‘no-touch’ technique to remove leg veins

When a modified surgical technique was used to gently remove sections of leg veins used in coronary artery bypass surgery, the grafts were less likely to become blocked and fewer people had a recurrence of heart-related chest pain, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Viruses are the most common cause of myocarditis in children, experts offer guidance

Myocarditis in children is a rare yet challenging condition to treat. Diagnosis and treatment includes multiple options, and many cases of myocarditis resolve on their own, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, “Diagnosis and Management of Myocarditis in Children,” published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship journal.

Sleep apnea worsens heart disease, yet often untreated

Health care experts urge increased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people with cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship journal.

Magnets in iPhone® series 12 can interfere with some implanted cardiac devices

People who have a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator should be aware that the magnets used in the wireless charging technology for the series 12 models of the Apple iPhone can affect how the cardiac devices work if the phones are stored or used in close proximity to the implanted cardiac device, according to […]

Leading global cardiovascular organizations release joint opinion on achieving the ‘tobacco endgame’

The joint opinion outlines comprehensive tobacco prevention strategies that are necessary to fully implement the MPOWER framework.

Guidance on treatment for rare blood clots and low platelets related to COVID-19 vaccine

Risk of CVST blood clots 8-10 times higher following a COVID-19 infection as compared to the risk associated with a COVID-19 vaccine – Special Report from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council Leadership.

Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate cancer treatment includes hormones

The hormonal therapies used to treat many breast and prostate cancers raise the risk of a heart attack and stroke, and patients should be monitored regularly and receive treatment to reduce risk and detect problems as they occur, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement, published today in the Association’s journal Circulation: Genomic […]

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity

People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body’s mid-section and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship journal, Circulation.

CVST and blood clots potentially related to the J&J COVID-19 vaccine: know the symptoms

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a type of blood clotting in the brain, recently associated with the J&J COVID vaccine – Statement from the American Heart Association

Another way “good” cholesterol is good: combatting inflammation

Testing how well “good” cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

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