American Heart Association

Fighting spirit, rapid response saves stroke survivor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old mother of two, wife, Air Force veteran and fitness guru, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered.

Something felt funny in her right […]

Deaths prompt heart screenings for former NBA players

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Twenty years after he retired from professional basketball, Morlon Wiley still looks like somebody you want on your side in a pickup game. Lean and fit, he eats right, works out and goes to the doctor for checkups.

But he recently turned 50, and he knew […]

Report calls for further research of African-Americans and high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The question of why African-Americans have disproportionate rates of high blood pressure continues to puzzle the medical community and requires further research, according to a new report.

The report, which was posted this week and will be published in the November issue of the American Heart […]

The need for needles this flu season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s old news that flu season is coming, and you need to get vaccinated.

But this year, the news comes with a twist: The nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, is not recommended. You need to get a shot.

And here’s the cardiac news: For anyone with any kind […]

Young survivor conquers fears, goes from shut-in to national spokesperson

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Amanda Gonzalez was a senior in high school when she found out she had heart disease. She chokes up recalling the surgeries she needed and the things she missed out on in college. Looking back, Gonzalez said she is lucky to be alive.

The […]

One Brave Idea’s $75 million recipient to be named Wednesday

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The leader of a new research team that will be awarded $75 million to take a non-traditional approach to wiping out coronary heart disease will be announced on Wednesday by the organizations behind the project – the American Heart Association, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) […]

Why Puerto Ricans smoke more than any other U.S. Hispanic group

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Researchers have known for some time that Hispanic and Latino adults in the United States are overall less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white and black peers. But federal data show that one Hispanic group is more likely to smoke than all […]

Link between preterm birth, heart disease risk discovered

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — Abnormalities in a type of cell involved in blood vessel development and healing may explain why adults born prematurely are at increased risk of high blood pressure and other heart alterations, according to research presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council […]

Police sergeant’s heart stops after dialing 911

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dean Oshiro has to rely on his family to fill in the blanks when it comes to what happened on Aug. 20, 2010. That’s when the Santa Monica, California, police sergeant survived a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack.

Dean had come home from a […]

Cancer deaths overtake heart disease in Hispanics, Asians

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Cancer has replaced heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death for Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, a recent federal report found. But it’s not because fewer are dying from heart disease. In fact, more are dying from both causes, and researchers […]

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