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Forsyth study details how gum disease treatment can prevent heart disease

Newly published research underscores the important connection between oral inflammation and heart health A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research recently published online by the American Heart Association, scientists at Forsyth and Boston University have demonstrated that [...]

AHA new recs for designing, measuring and recognizing comprehensive workplace wellness programs

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released new recommendations to address gaps in common standards around comprehensive workplace wellness programs (CWWPs). The recommendations improve the design, measurement and recognition of CWWPs, and, if adopted by employers, could significantly impact efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of the American workforce. An advisory panel of experts in [...]

American Heart Association releases new recommendations for designing, measuring and recognizing Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Programs

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released new recommendations to address gaps in common standards around comprehensive workplace wellness programs (CWWPs). The recommendations improve the design, measurement and recognition of CWWPs, and, if adopted by employers, could significantly impact efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of the American workforce. An advisory panel of experts in [...]

Leading cardiovascular societies release new guidance on use of heart pumps

Greater availability of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices for treatment of heart failure is helping expand treatment options for a rapidly growing number of acutely and chronically ill cardiac patients who could benefit from the devices. An expert consensus statement released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology [...]

Physically active middle-aged adults have low risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function and usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart that stops blood flow to other vital organs. Administering CPR immediately [...]