American Heart Association

Common artery problems as you age may be avoided or delayed, study shows

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Potentially dangerous artery problems considered common as people age may actually be avoided or delayed well into the senior years, according to new research.

The risk for high blood pressure and increased blood vessel stiffness, which both increase the risk of heart disease, may be reduced […]

Healthy lifestyle makes it possible to outsmart your genes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

Your genes are not necessarily your destiny – at least when it comes to the risk of heart disease.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

RaqC’s life changes course after mom’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Raquel Cordova’s life changed course after witnessing her mother’s stroke as a young girl. Now, the longtime TV and radio personality and blogger is raising awareness about being heart-healthy and preventing stroke to women throughout Southern California.

Cordova, who goes by the name RaqC, […]

Go Red Get Fit launches health challenges

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Growing up Latina, Ary Nuñez says heart disease was the “elephant in the room.”

“I remember always getting teased for being too skinny and not having a butt,” she said.

Now, Nuñez, along with fellow celebrity fitness trainers Scott Parker and Lita Lewis, will challenge women to […]

Seven healthy heart measures may reduce heart failure risk

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure, a condition that reduces blood and oxygen flow to the body, according to new research in the AHA’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Life’s Simple 7 encompasses seven […]

TV anchor’s high blood pressure diagnosis ‘a wake-up call’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A high blood pressure diagnosis at age 27 gave Jessica Larche the motivation she needed to make the lifestyle changes she’d been struggling with her whole life.

“It was a wake-up call,” said Larche, who had high self-esteem but “decided it wasn’t about losing weight for […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Nurse who missed her own stroke symptoms now encouraging others to learn warning signs

As a nurse, Lorena Rivera is used to treating stroke patients.

Being one never entered her mind, even though, as it turned out, she’d already had two strokes.

Her condition went undiagnosed because the possibility of a stroke never entered the mind of the doctors she worked alongside, either.

When her arm […]