American Heart Association

Heart of 29 shines on the diamond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS — Less than six months after a frail Rod Carew lay in his hospital bed and told his wife he wanted to help fight heart disease, the baseball Hall of Famer has gotten his biggest hit yet in delivering his message.

Carew’s campaign to boost […]

Carew, Heart of 29 take the field at Twins home opener

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – Standing on dugout steps, waiting to throw out the honorary first pitch for the Minnesota Twins’ home opener, Hall of Famer Rod Carew stared at the video board atop left field as a tribute played in memory of people who died since last […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to spring training: Fixing swings, fighting heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign to […]

With a device in his heart, Carew takes the field

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign […]

Rod Carew connects in his first swing against heart disease; Heart of 29 launch weekend proves to be a powerful event

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“Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life” airs on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

When Rod Carew was a poor boy growing up in Panama, he contracted rheumatic fever. He spent six months in a hospital 40 miles from home. This left him […]

Baseball great, heart failure patient Rod Carew launches ‘Heart of 29’ campaign

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – As soon as Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew began recovering from life-threatening heart problems, he became driven by one thought: How can I help?

Carew knew his story could inspire more people to take control of their heart health and encourage more donations toward […]

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, LVAD, Patients, Rod Carew||4 Comments