American Heart Association

The past, present and future of the device keeping alive Carew, thousands of HF patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign to […]

Heart of 29 shines on the diamond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carew’s campaign to boost awareness and prevention of the No. 1 killer of Americans took center stage Wednesday night at Target Field, home of his longtime team, the Minnesota Twins.

In and around the stadium, and on television and radio broadcasts, fans were exposed to “Heart […]

Carew, Heart of 29 take the field at Twins home opener

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – Standing on dugout steps, waiting to throw out the honorary first pitch for the Minnesota Twins’ home opener, Hall of Famer Rod Carew stared at the video board atop left field as a tribute played in memory of people who died since last […]

New guidelines say blood-thinning therapy should be longer for some, shorter for others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many of the roughly 15.5 million Americans with coronary heart disease will receive new advice regarding whether and how long to take aspirin combined with another blood-thinning antiplatelet to prevent clotting under updated guidelines released Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to spring training: Fixing swings, fighting heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign to […]

Nurse-in-training’s use of CPR saves his father’s life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ben Bersick learned CPR as a Boy Scout and trained on it plenty while in nursing school. But the first time he actually had to use it was on his father, Michael Bersick.

The family had gathered in Salt Lake City last November for an early […]

Heart attack survivor learns value of managing stress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It had been another stressful day for Manny Rodriguez. Hoping the pressure in his chest and shortness of breath would subside, he rested on the couch after putting his daughters, Maritza and Sofia, to bed on that August night in 2014.

That’s when he felt a […]

Nurse gets a taste of emergency medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sabrina Robinson was at home with her then-6-year-old son Zachary, 35 miles away from the nearest hospital where she worked as a nurse in the cardiologist’s office, when she thought she was having a stroke.

She called 911 that morning in 2014, but when the EMS […]

With a device in his heart, Carew takes the field

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign […]

Woman bikes through grief after husband dies on honeymoon

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pam Shelton-Allen couldn’t have been happier.

Only four days before, she had married Jerry Shelton under the oak tree where he’d proposed. Both were avid cyclists who shared a love of the outdoors and went to jazz concerts every chance they got.

Jerry loved listening to blues […]