American Heart Association

Heart failure projected to increase dramatically, according to new statistics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The number of people diagnosed with heart failure is increasing and projected to rise by 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people with heart failure, according to the American Heart Association’s 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update published Wednesday.

There are several […]

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew ‘doing great’ with new heart, kidney

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – In baseball terms, Hall of Famer Rod Carew has rounded third and is heading for home in his recovery from a heart and kidney transplant.

Carew said his doctors are thrilled with his progress. He recently passed the 1-month milestone without any signs […]

Blacks, Hispanics less likely to control high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than whites to control their high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at data of 8,796 adults with high blood pressure in the 2003-12 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Participants were considered to have high blood […]

Clemson’s Swinney wins AHA’s Bryant Award as college football coach of the year – again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — In addition to winning his first college football national championship, coach Dabo Swinney of Clemson picked up another honor this week by becoming the first back-to-back winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Swinney is […]

More heart attacks follow Hurricane Katrina, other natural disasters

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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In the months after Hurricane Katrina, a group of young cardiologists in New Orleans had a hunch.

They seemed to be getting more heart attack patients in the emergency department at Tulane Medical Center than before the hurricane devastated the city in August 2005. […]

AHA to crown top college football coach Wednesday night

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Fresh off a thrilling college football national championship game, coaches Dabo Swinney of Clemson and Nick Saban of Alabama are among the finalists for 31st annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Swinney’s squad pulled off a late rally […]

Heart attack hasn’t kept veteran runner from competing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Burns jumped in the shower after finishing the 5-mile Shamrock Run in the subfreezing temperatures that are familiar to residents of Buffalo, New York. It’s a race the veteran runner had done a number of times.

But once in the warm water, something didn’t feel […]

Young mother’s heart stops during school holiday party

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day.

Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at Oakwell Academy, an elementary school she co-founded in College Station, Texas, on the last day before the holiday break.

After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was […]

Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart-related deaths rise during the holidays, but the cold winter season might not be to blame, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Spikes in deaths from natural causes during Christmas and New Year’s Day has been previously established in the United States. […]

Notable deaths of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease and stroke touch people from all walks of life, including celebrities. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death around the world, killing more than 17 million people a year. Here is a look at some of the well-known people with […]