American Heart Association

From the basketball court to the stroke unit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Antrone “Juice” Moore grew up on Chicago’s South Side during the Michael Jordan-led Bulls dynasty of the 1990s. He played basketball in college and spent more than a decade playing for semi-professional teams throughout North America.

He turned his attention to coaching in 2008, but in […]

Public health groups: Healthcare legislation needs to be affordable, accessible, adequate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and 10 other public health groups joined together this week to release their stance on possible changes to the Affordable Care Act.

The Consensus Health Care Reform Principles outlines the groups’ criteria for what needs to be jn any new health care […]

Leaders meet to ‘crack the code’ on heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A forum focused on how big data and precision medicine can help “crack the code” on heart disease and stroke advances will be held Thursday in New York City.

Leaders from industry, investment and academia will meet at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart and […]

As drug fails to stop bleeding strokes, brain scan advance proves its worth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Doctors had hoped a drug used to stop bleeding could be a potential emergency treatment for brain hemorrhages.

Now, two parallel trials in Canada and the United States show that recombinant activated coagulation factor VII did not help high-risk patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, the […]

After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

TIOGA, Texas – For a few minutes, it was the last night of country & western legend Randy Travis’ life.

Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought […]

Mental health disorders leading to hospital visit may increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — People hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health disorders may have an increased risk for stroke, new data suggest.

Researchers, who presented their findings Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, said psychiatric […]

Nothing could slow down this busy working mom — until her stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed.

Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job.

Walking up the stairs, she felt “pins […]

Do Africans and African-Americans share stroke risks?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Neurologists from the United States and Africa are meeting Thursday to explore the differences and similarities in stroke among Africans and African-Americans.

“We need to learn more about what is happening in native African populations and begin to compare and contrast the findings with populations […]

Advances in stroke care available to few, global experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Global stroke experts will gather on Thursday to talk about access to the latest technologies and treatments for strokes. The problem, experts say, is that access in different parts of the world is limited and inconsistent.

“Advances in stroke treatment and prevention are often […]

Researcher wins first Dan Adams Award grant for brain study

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON – In helping lead the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation’s unprecedented support of stroke research, Dan Adams always pushed people to think beyond traditional boundaries. So it was only fitting that the foundation honored his passing by creating the Bugher-American Heart Association […]