American Heart Association

Kids’ blood pressure spikes can be adulthood problem

Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.

“It’s important that primary care providers not ignore elevated blood pressure […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the official game ball to the referee.

The scene brought tears to the eyes of Hunter’s mother, Wendy, who’d often wondered if Hunter’s […]

Lakers star helping kids get active, eat healthy

Randy Ryan of the American Heart Association works with kids to make their own salad – the first they’d ever eaten.

Lettuce, watermelon and a fresh batch of herbs are growing at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, and Lakers star Pau Gasol – as well as the American […]

Traveling doesn’t have to interrupt your workout routine

Traveling can be stressful, no matter whether it’s for work or pleasure. Between making sure you get there and get back, making time for to exercise might be down on the to-do list. But it doesn’t have to be, nor should it be.

Here are some ways to squeeze in […]

Understanding coronary heart disease risk factors and prevention

The news that President George W. Bush had angioplasty, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), to fix a blockage in an artery may come as a surprise to many. After all, the 67-year-old is a longtime fitness enthusiast who often jogs and rides a mountain bike. During his presidency from […]

Heart Healthy Vacationing

When traveling by car, you’ve already spent a lot of time planning your trip. We all want to make good time, but it’s also important to schedule several breaks into your itinerary, especially if you have children.

Pack a cooler full of healthy snacks, and even complete meals. Chopped veggies, […]

More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association’s study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets.

CBS News offered this video and online story
Harvard Women’s Health Watch offered this story
MSNBC offered this q-and-a

The American Heart Association also offers […]

Summer is a Stress-Free Zone

Lazy days of summer? Not so fast. The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be one of the busiest – and most stressful – times of the year. With the kids home from school, vacations on the horizon, and an increased social calendar, summer can take […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke.

Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than people who exercised less than once per week.
      Exercise affects […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure.

In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their fitness reduced their heart failure risk eight years later, compared to those who continued to have a low fitness level.

The improvements […]