(tommy/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images) The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a steep rise in cardiovascular disease deaths in the U.S., with especially high mortality rates for Asian, Black and Hispanic people, according to a new statistical report from the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease-related deaths jumped from 874,613 in 2019 to 928,741…

(Thierry Dosogne/Stone via Getty Images) High levels of uric acid in midlife may significantly raise the risk for a serious type of irregular heartbeat in the decades that follow, even in people without traditional risk factors, new research shows. The study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that uric acid…

Actor Quinton Aaron attends an awards ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18, 2022. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Entertainment) Quinton Aaron knows the power of a success story featuring a talented young man and a mother figure who helps him beat the odds. Those elements helped make the 2009 film “The Blind Side,” which he starred…

(Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty Images) People born with heart defects may face a nearly ninefold higher lifetime risk for heart failure and develop it decades earlier than people born without heart abnormalities, new research shows. Though heart failure is extremely rare in young people, any occurrence in young congenital heart defect survivors signals a need…

(Sebastian Kaulitzki/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) The sudden death of celebrated sportswriter Grant Wahl at a World Cup match in Qatar last week shocked those who knew him – and of him. He had just turned 49 and seemed healthy, aside from recent complaints about chest pressure, which he attributed to exhaustion and bronchitis….

(Erik Isakson/Tetra Images via Getty Images) How heart attacks and heart-related chest pain are treated may need to be modified for people 75 and older because of age-related changes in the heart and blood vessels as well as overall health, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. The scientific statement, published Monday…

(Patcharapong Sriwichai/iStock via Getty Images) Extreme temperatures – both hot and cold – may increase the risk of dying for people with cardiovascular disease, especially those with heart failure, new research shows. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, analyzed more than 32 million cardiovascular deaths over four decades in 27…

(Courtney Hale/E+ via Getty Images) Using complementary and alternative medicines to manage heart failure symptoms offers some benefits but also risks, according to a new science report from the American Heart Association. The scientific statement, published Thursday in the AHA journal Circulation, encourages people to disclose their use of such treatments to their health care…

(Sebastian Kaulitzki/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) Lea en español An abnormal buildup of fat in the liver not caused by alcohol may greatly increase the risk of heart failure, according to new research. Nearly 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. has a condition known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. Scientists already…

(FG Trade/E+ via Getty Images) Lea en español People with heart disease who forego annual flu vaccination for fear of having an adverse reaction may wish to reconsider. New research finds individuals with high-risk heart disease who experience mild to moderate side effects are less likely to be hospitalized for heart or lung problems or…