American Heart Association

Sparking passion in life and through her memory


Alanna Siviero spent her life creating innovative advertising campaigns that could spark passion in an audience.

Siviero, who lived in Silver Lake, California, died from complications following a sudden cardiac arrest in November at the age of 40.

This week, an ad campaign in her memory hopes […]

Congressional lawmakers pledged to Go Red For Women


Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red on Wednesday to celebrate American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged their support to fight heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is currently […]

TV viewers will be seeing red


Protecting heart health is a crucial message for newscaster Katie Kenney.

The television host and producer for WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, has lost most of her extended family to heart attacks and other complications of heart disease. She’s careful to make good lifestyle choices […]

Go Red For Women launched in China


The American Heart Association and China Heart Federation announced in Beijing early Friday the launch of Go Red For Women in China. The announcement coincides with the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology being held there through Sunday.

Go Red For Women is a women’s heart […]

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Heart disease survivor donates $5 million to fund research center for heart disease in women


Years ago, when Sally Soter was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, she told her doctor she was determined to conquer heart disease — and help other women facing it too.

Her commitment to fighting the No. 1 killer of women […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: A mother’s heartbreaking, heartwarming tale


The nurses were careful about how to share the news with Christie Reinhardt. Lying in a hospital bed, weakened, her body might not be able to handle the full weight of the information.

She’s a Southern woman, though: no-nonsense. She insisted on knowing what had become […]

Deanna Linz makes heart disease her pageant platform

After losing both her parents to heart disease Deanna Linz made raising awareness about heart health her mission – one that became even more personal when she became a heart patient herself.

Linz, an ambassador for the American Heart Association, had her first heart attack at age 40, followed by […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Miracle baby’ now helping save future generations of kids with heart problems

To the folks in Chamberlain, South Dakota, the little girl born on Aug. 2, 1957, seemed perfectly healthy.

Within months, her parents weren’t so sure.

Laurie Van Brunt wasn’t developing the way other babies did. She was more lethargic, moving less than the other tykes.

Relax, a family doctor said. Babies develop […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Initially reluctant to discuss her heart repairs, she’s since taken her story to Capitol Hill

Kimberly Goodloe knew something was wrong the moment the pain began.

“I came out of a class where I was a substitute teacher and grabbed my chest,” she said. “It was the worst feeling.”

The mother of two headed down the hall to the school nurse, who told her she needed […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘A Stroke of Creativity’

Patty Lang didn’t know what to make of the “strange episodes” that occasionally left her weak and temporarily unable to move.

After one pronounced incident, she searched online for what might be causing her symptoms. Patty found information about transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, and thought, “Oh, this fits – […]