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In a book, two friends turn the page on heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Harry Zuckerman didn’t cry when he was born 17 years ago in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Doctors immediately suspected something might be wrong.

Within days, Harry was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect that changes the flow of blood through the heart. It occurs […]

Cozy red hats keep babies’ heads warm, raise awareness of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Gabe Foster loves to knit and do good deeds. That’s why the 10-year-old jumped at the chance to make red caps for newborns to help raise awareness about congenital heart disease.

Last year, the fifth-grader from Fairport, New York, only had time to make […]

American Heart Association, The Children’s Heart Foundation fund more than $1M in heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Seven researchers will split nearly $1.1 million in funding for congenital heart defect research. The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation announced the awards Tuesday.

The funds are the latest to be doled out through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards, a program from […]

Grieving mother starts nonprofit to fund research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After her son died at age 8 of complications from congenital heart defects, Betsy Peterson poured her grief into raising awareness and funding research, creating a national nonprofit to help other families.

Peterson learned her son, Sam, had multiple congenital heart defects shortly after he was […]

Coping with heart defect leads to work helping other patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adam Verigan was 5 days old when his pediatrician detected a heart murmur. More medical exams led to startling news for his parents: He had been born with a heart defect.

Known as Tetralogy of Fallot, the congenital defect involved four specific problems with his heart. […]

Adults with heart defects have higher risk of stroke

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adults with congenital heart defects have substantially higher rates of stroke compared to the general population, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

A congenital heart defect is a heart abnormality present at birth. These defects encompass a wide range of disease […]

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Stroke|Tags: , |2 Comments

AHA, CHF join forces to help kids with heart defects

When Brycen Principe was born, his parents were overjoyed. But devastating news soon turned their excitement into shock, disbelief — and fear. Tiny Brycen had a heart defect.

“All I can remember thinking is ‘my baby is going to die,’” said his mom, Jessica.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and […]

Uninsured and black infants with severe heart defects face higher death risk

Among infants born with severe heart defects, uninsured newborns were three times more likely to die than privately insured newborns, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health insurance coverage helped explain differences in survival seen between black and white babies born with […]

Study links some heart birth defects to increased heart infection risk

A new American Heart Association study published Monday has found that children under age three who have had certain heart birth defects or heart surgery in the past six months may have an increased risk of heart infection.

Canadian researchers looked at data on 47,518 children with heart defects between 1988 […]

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