Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk of Death in Women

A study of more than 17,000 women links physical activity to a longer, healthier life. Simple activities like brisk walking or even mowing the lawn could add years to your life, based on recent findings that link moderate to vigorous exercise to reduced risk of death in women. Published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, this study…

Women Face Worse Outcomes After Stroke, Study Finds

Despite advances in stroke prevention and treatment, women still face worse outcomes after stroke than men based on study data from the past ten years. Study highlights the differences in stroke outcomes between women and men.  Published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, this paper served as an update on stroke outcomes in women. It reviewed all…

More Patients Eligible for Crucial Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently issued new treatment guidelines that make many more patients eligible for two important stroke treatments. The guidelines – a list of recommendations for clinicians nationwide – is for the most common type of stroke, called ischemic stroke. It’s caused by a blood clot that reduces or stops blood…

Unmarried heart patients face higher risk of death

Journal of the American Heart Association Report December 20, 2017 Categories: Heart News Study Highlights: Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying. This is the first study to show an association between marital status and death from any cause and heart disease-related death in a high-risk heart patient…

Starting this week, tobacco companies must run court-ordered ads telling the truth about their lethal products

“Corrective Statements” are reminders of industry’s wrongdoing and need for strong action to win the fight against tobacco November 20, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News , Media Alerts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and…

Birmingham Heart Clinic Physicians Perform New Procedure

Dr. Robert E. FosterDirector, BHC Vein Center   Dr. Robert Yoe Physicians at Birmingham Heart Clinic are now utilizing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at St Vincent’s East. TAVR is a less-invasive approach to aortic valve implantation for patients considered high-risk or inoperable for traditional open-heart valve surgery. BHC cardiologists Drs. Jacob Townsend…