American Heart Association

Death by cigarette: Author reflects on mom’s addiction

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Writer Joe Konrath’s mother had five strokes, two heart attacks and numerous other health problems, but she still didn’t stop smoking. In fact, she kept smoking as long as she could before she died.

Laura Konrath’s obituary in the Chicago Tribune drew widespread attention because her […]

Some questions answered, others raised in heart testing for mild chest pain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans visit their doctors complaining of mild chest pain. Most are given one of two types of heart exams: a traditional stress test to see how the heart reacts to physical activity, or a state-of-the-art CT scan that provides 3-D images of the […]