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Baseball great Rod Carew gets new heart, kidney

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney Friday, giving him another chance for a healthy, active life.

The 71-year-old Carew underwent the 13-hour operation at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, his wife Rhonda Carew told American Heart Association News. […]

Heart, kidney transplant under way for Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew is undergoing a heart and kidney transplant. The surgery began around midnight Pacific time on Friday and is expected to take up to 18 hours.

“Please keep Rod in your prayers,” his family said in a statement released […]

Baseball legend Rod Carew undergoing heart, kidney transplant

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew spent Thursday in a hospital preparing to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago. Doctors also planned […]

Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to higher risk of death, heart failure among African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even modest increases in high blood pressure raise the risk of death and heart failure among African-Americans, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Analyzing 5,280 African-American patients enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study in 2000-11, researchers found:

Increases in systolic blood […]

Study: Gratitude is a healthy attitude

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When most people think about Thanksgiving, they focus on food, family and football-watching. But putting the “thanks” back into Thanksgiving is a good start in improving your heart health, researchers say.

“Somebody once said a grateful heart is a healthier heart, and that’s what we saw […]

New heart pump works better than older model

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A next-generation heart pump outperformed an older version in advanced heart failure patients, early results from a new study found.

The pumps, called left ventricular assist devices, or LVADs, take on the function of pumping blood to the body. For some of the […]

New device helps ease symptoms of heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — People with a type of heart failure for which there are no treatments saw their symptoms improve using a heart device to improve blood flow to the body, a new study suggests.

About half of heart failure patients have a type called heart […]

Prices for generic heart failure drugs vary widely

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Prices for generic drugs to treat heart failure can vary so widely that uninsured patients may not be able to afford them, a new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 175 pharmacies in the greater St. Louis area encompassing eastern Missouri and neighboring Illinois to […]

Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Researchers compared 25,804 bariatric surgery patients in a Scandinavian […]

Mostly meat, high-protein diet linked to heart failure in older women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could be at higher risk for heart failure, especially if much of their protein comes from meat, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Researchers evaluated the self-reported daily diets […]