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Healthcare attorney: ‘It’s not your grandmother’s AHA’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even though Bill Roach was the oldest guy in his Chicago Fire Department EMT certification class in early 2002, the then-58-year-old healthcare attorney dove into volunteering on the busiest rig on the city’s tough west side.

It was shortly after Sept. 11. Roach wanted to do […]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Stroke|Tags: , |1 Comment

Cardiologist focuses on patients, and on research to help them

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Bosnian woman with dark hair and penetrating eyes showed up several times in the ER with chest pain and was desperate for help.

She was referred to cardiology clinic, but the puzzling part was that the chest pain didn’t seem like a heart problem. Finally, […]

Royse ready for second year as AHA chairman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before beginning his second year as the American Heart Association’s chairman, Al Royse chatted with a woman whose pointed question still sticks with him:

“Why is there no outrage over death from preventable causes?”

As he thought about it more, the question became even more troubling for […]

New research could help predict future heart attacks and strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to more precise treatments and prevention for heart disease.

In the world of arteries, LDL cholesterol is public enemy No. 1 — with good reason. It’s the kind that contributes to artery-clogging […]

Investigators announced for new heart failure research network

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The scientific teams that will lead a new American Heart Association-funded research network charged with unlocking some of the mysteries behind heart failure have been selected, the organization announced Friday.

Some researchers say heart failure, which affects nearly 6 million Americans, is as deadly as cancer. […]

Runner who collapsed at finish line lives to race again and hike the Appalachian Trail

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dustin Hadley plans to start hiking the nearly 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail right after he tackles the race at which he collapsed at the finish line six years ago.

If Hadley makes it the entire length of the trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to […]

Investigators announced for new women’s heart disease research centers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The scientific teams that will lead a new research network focused on preventing, treating and beating heart disease and stroke in women have been selected, the American Heart Association announced Wednesday.

The need for these focused research centers is critical, AHA officials said, because an estimated […]

Monitors help underserved programs keep tabs on blood pressure

Underserved programs in four parts of the country are receiving 400 upper-arm blood pressure monitors to help people in those areas track and control their blood pressure.

Donated by Omron Healthcare, as part of the American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control program, some have been distributed and the rest will […]

March 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, High Blood Pressure, multicultural||0 Comments

New research networks to focus on obesity, kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A pair of new research networks will probe into two areas of heart health — obesity and children, the American Heart Association said Friday.

The new focus areas, approved by the Board of Directors, make up the sixth- and seventh-funded Strategically Focused Research Networks. A […]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: Children, Healthy Living, Uncategorized||2 Comments

White House honors early-career scientists

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two notable scientists and American Heart Association volunteers were honored by the White House for their work advancing heart disease and stroke research.

Kiran Musunuru, M.D., and Elizabeth Skidmore were among the 106 researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the […]

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Prevention, Research, Uncategorized||0 Comments