AHA: Heart Attacks More Common Now in Younger People, Especially Women

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Heart attacks once characterized as a part of “old man’s disease” — are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according to new research. The study, presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting in Chicago and published in the AHA journal Circulation, sought to…

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). “Personalized” cholesterol-fighting tactics recommended by the guidelines…

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