American Heart Association

Less invasive procedure for heart valve disease comes of age


Aortic stenosis is primarily a problem for the elderly: In developed countries such as the United States and Canada, about 3 percent of those over age 75 will develop the dangerous heart valve disease. With an aging U.S. population, that creates some urgency to expand […]

AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016


Mutations that influence coronary heart disease. Clot-retrieving strategies for strokes. Healthy lifestyle techniques to outsmart genetic fate. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from heart disease and stroke researchers published this past year.

The American Heart Association, one of […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Research fixed her heart, filled it with joy by enabling her to become a mom

Medical technology is always evolving, enabling today’s doctors to do things their predecessors only hoped would be possible.

Knowing that more breakthroughs are always in development helps, too.

Just ask Nina Linder, a mother to two children that doctors originally feared she’d never be able to have.
Nina was born with aortic […]

Cardiovascular issues sideline two NFL coaches

The health problems of two NFL coaches highlight the importance of taking care of yourself, especially in high-stress jobs.

Denver Broncos coach John Fox had heart surgery Saturday and Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night after having a transient ischemic attack, also known as a mini-stroke or a TIA.

The job of […]