American Heart Association

Grieving mother starts nonprofit to fund research


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


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


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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