American Heart Association

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 […]

Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with mild heart blockage have poorer health and more anxiety and negative outlooks than men with the same condition, according to new research.

In non-obstructive coronary artery disease, the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart is partially restricted. The blockage of coronary arteries is […]

African-American women at risk for heart disease report greater loneliness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — African-American women at risk for heart disease face more loneliness than white women, a new study suggests.

The findings, released Tuesday as part of a nursing symposium at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017, showed that black women were about twice as likely […]

Katie Holmes, other celebrities share why they wear red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Celebrities and heart disease survivors turned the runway red last week when they showed off fiery fashions created by designers for the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. The fashion show helped kick off New York Fashion Week, which ends Thursday.

As part of the […]

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 […]