American Heart Association

Unexplained health mysteries solved through determination

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dan Merritt was trim, healthy and active, happily dividing his time among golf, gardening and grandchildren – the kind of person most people don’t think are at risk of strokes.

But he had at least three strokes, along with a few minor incidents, that doctors couldn’t […]

“Princesses: Long Island” reality TV star Ashlee White survives three strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By 2013, Ashlee White had become a minor celebrity as the tiny, high-heel wearing star of Princesses: Long Island, the Bravo reality TV series about single Jewish women that had the whole island abuzz.

Before the first season ended in August that year, White revealed to […]

Cryptogenic stroke: Explaining the unexplained

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

College student Scott Thompson was kicking a soccer ball in the school gym when his head started playing tricks on him.

“I felt a click and a cool rush sensation,” he said. “It felt like somebody was pouring cool water on my head.”

He stopped, thinking a […]

Quick, expert care saved him from death or disability from cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS NEWS

When his wife’s snoring woke him one night in July 2014, Kurt Hinrichs did what he’d done countless other times: reach for his glasses and move to the couch in the living room.

But instead of standing, he collapsed to the floor and was unable to […]

Many doctors uninformed about strokes of unknown cause

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new survey shows that up to half of doctors feel uninformed about how to diagnose and treat the nearly 200,000 patients who suffer strokes of unknown cause each year.

The survey, released Thursday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, found that depending on their […]

Survey finds strokes of unknown cause leave patients, caregivers in the dark

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 50 percent of stroke patients and caregivers report anxiety and frustration when the stroke’s cause is undetermined, or “cryptogenic,” according to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Every year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke and about 200,000 of those […]