American Heart Association

Revolution drummer Bobby Z. had a heart attack soon after bidding farewell to Prince

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In September, Bobby Z. bid an emotional farewell to his former bandmate Prince at First Avenue, the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where the two musicians performed in the 1984 movie Purple Rain.

Two months later, Bobby came all-too close to becoming the subject of a memorial concert […]

Lab researchers create possible antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sage Wiener, M.D., has taken care of dozens of people with carbon monoxide poisoning as an emergency medicine doctor in Brooklyn. He’s relied on oxygen to alleviate the headaches, dizziness, vomiting and other symptoms – a strategy that hasn’t changed much in recent decades.

But Wiener […]

Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients.

The findings, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting, showed that the […]

AHA CEO details opposition to American Health Care Act in letter to Congress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Thursday sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing the AHA’s opposition to the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s proposed replacement for the current Affordable Care Act often called “Obamacare.”

Brown […]

Many heart patients aren’t prescribed cardiac rehabilitation, despite benefits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac rehabilitation programs can boost independence and quality of life for older adults, especially after hospitalization for heart disease, but it’s not always prescribed, according to a scientific statement published Thursday by the American Heart Association.

Cardiac rehabilitation provides exercise training, advice for handling stress and […]

Seizures in a grocery store parking lot reveal man’s irregular heartbeat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the Reese family, it had started out as a typical Saturday on March 21, 2015. Curtis Reese managed sons Garner, then 6, and Evan, then 4, while his wife Melanie attended a family baby shower.

He shuttled the kids around, picking up the equipment for […]

Leading health groups announce opposition to American Health Care Act

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients, doctors and several leading health groups joined Thursday in the nation’s capital to voice significant concerns about the American Health Care Act, soon after the House Budget Committee narrowly approved the healthcare overhaul with a 19-17 vote. The bill will soon be brought to […]

American Heart Association president alarmed by proposed cuts to research funds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health would face a $5.8 billion cut under President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, a steep reduction that the American Heart Association said would be detrimental to the fight against heart disease and stroke – the world’s top two killers.

The NIH, […]

Better valve, better procedure among new guidelines for heart valve disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new, less invasive approach for replacing malfunctioning heart valves is now recommended for certain patients, and younger patients can now receive natural tissue valves instead of mechanical ones, according to new treatment guidelines.

The recommendations released Wednesday by the American Heart Association and American College […]

New therapies needed to prevent recurrent strokes in high-risk group

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

For people who suffer a stroke in the small arteries deep within the brain, the best way to prevent another one is to […]