Study Highlights: Blacks often have higher exposures to air pollutants than whites, elevating their risk for developing heart disease and death. Air pollution is associated with elevated blood sugar, blood vessel dysfunction, heart disease and death.
20 patient and consumer groups issued the following statement urging Congress to include legislation in the forthcoming omnibus spending bill to steady the health insurance market.
The American Heart Association and VIVA Physicians, Inc. announced today a two-year $1 million grant program to support research initiatives in vascular disease and career development opportunities for early career investigators at the post-doctoral level.
Study Highlights: Patients who took the generic version of the anti-platelet drug clopidogrel after hospitalization for a heart attack or heart-related chest pain had roughly the same odds of death or recurrent heart attack than those who took the brand-name product Plavix®. This indicates that, in real-world use, patients do just as well with generic clopidogrel as with the far-costlier Plavix®.
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is awarding financial scholarships to six students who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of their community or college campus.