American Heart Association

Cardiac arrest survivor’s Appalachian trek continues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dustin Hadley is more than one-quarter through the hike of his life — one that’s taking him the length of the Appalachian Trail.

His gear goes beyond the usual camping provisions. Hadley has an ICD, or implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which works as a pacemaker and also […]

CPR trainer saved by CPR at American Heart Association office

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A woman suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a meeting about CPR training at an American Heart Association office, where she was revived thanks to CPR and quick-acting emergency responders.

The Kentucky woman had traveled to the emergency cardiovascular care volunteer meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday […]

Texas middle-schooler saves dad with CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a cardiac arrest, every second matters. Luckily, 12-year-old Aerin Thomas didn’t have to whip out her phone to check what to do when her dad’s heart stopped. She’d already been trained.

Aerin and her mom, Angela, were at a grocery store when they got a call from […]

Cardiac arrest survivor to play college hoops

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E.J. Galloway had just come off the court during a summer league basketball game when he suddenly collapsed. The seemingly healthy 16-year-old was in cardiac arrest.

His coach, Willie Swinney, knew exactly what to do. He started CPR. A parent from the opposing team, John Knight, […]

Heart of 29 campaign hits LA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his Heart of 29 campaign to boost awareness and prevention of heart disease expanded to a vast new audience Monday night through a series of events before and during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers […]

The past, present and future of the device keeping alive Carew, thousands of HF patients

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 […]

Choctaw princess finishes final leg a year after her heart stopped during half marathon

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Those who know Mandy Steele say the things they love most about her are her humble manner and big heart.

It was Mandy’s truly big heart – the one with thickened walls due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – that would lead her to a death-defying experience as […]

Heart of 29 shines on the diamond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carew’s campaign to boost awareness and prevention of the No. 1 killer of Americans took center stage Wednesday night at Target Field, home of his longtime team, the Minnesota Twins.

In and around the stadium, and on television and radio broadcasts, fans were exposed to “Heart […]

Runner who collapsed at finish line lives to race again and hike the Appalachian Trail

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dustin Hadley plans to start hiking the nearly 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail right after he tackles the race at which he collapsed at the finish line six years ago.

If Hadley makes it the entire length of the trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to […]

New research could prevent sudden death in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

A hereditary heart disorder that strikes children or young adults who seem otherwise healthy is getting a deeper look, as researchers look for […]