American Heart Association

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 […]

Rod Carew connects in his first swing against heart disease; Heart of 29 launch weekend proves to be a powerful event

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“Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life” airs on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

When Rod Carew was a poor boy growing up in Panama, he contracted rheumatic fever. He spent six months in a hospital 40 miles from home. This left him […]

TV viewers will be seeing red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

Survivors, lawmakers call for expanded access to cardiac rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac rehabilitation could help the roughly 965,000 Americans who suffer a coronary event each year, as well as patients diagnosed with heart failure. Yet research has found that only one-eighth of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries participate in cardiac rehab programs.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised […]

From heart attack survivor to marathon runner

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Andy Trinidad was driving back to his office in Los Angeles just as rush hour was starting when he began to feel a crushing in his chest “like an elephant was stepping on me.” Next he felt a pain in his left arm. He immediately […]