American Heart Association

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 […]

High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While chest pain may be the hallmark symptom of heart disease, doctors should tune in to the possibility of heart disease even without it. That’s because heart attacks may go unrecognized in people with high pain tolerance, according to new research in the Journal of the […]

Avoiding deadly holiday heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Amidst all the heart-warming seasonal stories this time of year, a grim fact also exists — several studies have reported an uptick in deaths around Christmas and New Year’s compared to other times throughout the year.

Sometimes referred to as “holiday heart attacks,” the phenomena has […]

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 […]

Finalists announced for AHA’s Bryant Award for the top coach in college football

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON – The coaches of the only undefeated teams in major-college football – Nick Saban of Alabama and P.J. Fleck of Western Michigan – are among the nine finalists for the 31st annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart […]

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 […]

Making changes to prevent a second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Julie Kubala went to the hospital last year thinking her flu had progressed to pneumonia.

It hadn’t. She was having a heart attack caused by a significant blockage found in her left anterior descending aorta.

Kubala, 48, required a stent and months of constant attention to her […]

Pat Kirby helped inspire movie, now inspiring giving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the 1980s, Pat Kirby helped to inspire the character Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, which in turn inspired countless women to apply for jobs in the FBI.

Today, the 67-year-old heart attack survivor is inspiring people in a much different role — […]