American Heart Association

American Heart Association partners with online analytics company

Relias Learning has announced a content-sharing agreement with the American Heart Association.

Medication associated with fewer hospitalization days

XARELTO is associated with fewer hospitalization days and outpatient visits compared to warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to data presented at the American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Stroke risk spikes with declining cognition, researchers say


Older adults with cognitive impairment have a greatly elevated risk of experiencing a stroke, according to newly published research findings.

Stroke patients should have access to robust palliative care, American Heart Association urges in first-of-its-kind statement


Stroke survivors have "enormous" palliative care needs, and healthcare providers should ensure they can provide these services, according to a scientific statement released Friday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Strokes drastically reduce quality of life, showing need for better care systems, researchers say


The system of post-stroke care warrants increased attention in light of a study showing people have poor quality of life in the years following a stroke, according to researchers.

All stroke patients should have access to rehabilitation, skilled nursing care: American Heart Association

All stroke patients should have access to rehabilitation, skilled nursing care: American Heart Association


Every person who has a stroke should have access to needed rehabilitation and skilled nursing services regardless of how they are financing their healthcare, according to a new policy recommendation from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Meditation reduces cardiovascular incidents, study finds


Transcendental meditation is more effective than health education in reducing heart attacks and strokes among African-Americans with heart disease, new research reveals.

New cholesterol drugs on the horizon, researchers say

Pharmaceutical companies are in a race to debut strong cholesterol-reducing drugs specifically targeted to those who don't respond to traditional medications, cardiologists and researchers said this week.

Study: Elderly heart failure patients discharged to nursing homes face higher risks

Elderly heart failure patients who need skilled nursing care after discharge from the hospital face a higher risk of poor outcomes and even death, according to the American Heart Association.