American Heart Association

Rocking the red dress to put women’s heart disease in the national spotlight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW YORK — They smiled, laughed, danced and sang down the runway.

Unlike the traditional fashion show featuring solemn supermodels, this was a catwalk of celebration.

Actresses, musicians, talent show hosts, reality stars and survivors of cardiovascular disease walked in red dresses — and one pantsuit — […]

Laila Ali champions healthier living to fight heart disease in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A decade removed from her championship boxing career, Laila Ali is back in the ring. Only now she’s using her passion and dedication to take on a much more formidable foe: heart disease.

Just as she did in her boxing career – and just as her […]

Trump proclaims February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Donald Trump helped bring attention to the importance of heart health by declaring February as American Heart Month, kick-starting the annual awareness campaign for the nation’s No. 1 killer.

In a proclamation, Trump said that he and First Lady Melania Trump encourage all Americans to […]

Going red to save women’s lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Television news anchors, members of Congress and Americans nationwide wore red Friday to spotlight a health threat many women don’t realize: cardiovascular diseases.

Major landmarks and buildings, including Niagara Falls and Graceland, will also be lit up red from coast to coast to celebrate National Wear […]

AHA volunteer rings in awareness at Nasdaq

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Just ahead of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association signaled its investment in heart health with a volunteer ringing the closing Nasdaq bell Thursday.

National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, when the AHA encourages people to wear red to raise […]

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Multiple pregnancies may up risk of irregular heartbeat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who have multiple pregnancies are at a greater risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm, and delivering a premature baby may be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to two new studies.

In the study that links the number of pregnancies to a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, researchers […]

Parents of kids with heart defects at risk for PTSD, other mental health issues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Parents of children with critical congenital heart defects are at high risk for mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, according to a new study.

Researchers who reviewed published data from 10 countries found that up to 30 percent of parents of […]

Birth of grandchild spurs heart disease survivor to get fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A cardiac arrest nearly killed Anali Diaz, but it was the news that she was going to become a grandmother that spurred her to get serious about her health.

For years, Diaz, who lives in Clearwater, Florida, constantly felt exhausted, but figured that was just part […]

The funny bone is connected to the … everything

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some witty women hope tickling your funny bone will get you to pay attention to the rest of your body.

The plan comes from digital media company WhoHaha, whose new series of videos on nutrition, self-care and exercise is aimed at getting folks to take care […]

Successful pregnancy possible for some women with high-risk congenital heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Doctors have historically advised against pregnancy in women with complex heart defects. But pregnancy may be possible for some of them, according to new guidance based on emerging data.

The American Heart Association published the new advice Thursday in its journal Circulation.

Pregnancy is a serious decision […]