American Heart Association

Charity bike ride, cookout Saturday in Virginia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Six years after battling cancer, Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda learned in 2014 that she had congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart that was working at a quarter of its capacity.

Rodriguez-Zepeda, a 41-year-old former Marine, decided to use her love of motorcycles to help spread the word […]

Adults who develop asthma may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who develop asthma as adults may be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research.

“Though it’s usually not recognized as such, there are several different types of asthma, each with some unique features,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

As disparities persist, a need to educate more heart failure patients about defibrillators

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Despite a decade’s worth of research revealing racial and ethnic disparities among heart failure patients receiving an implantable defibrillator, things aren’t getting any better, according to a new study out this month.

The study, published in Circulation, included more than 21,000 heart failure patients […]

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help healing after heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients who took a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved their hearts’ function and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study.

The heart’s shape and function can be altered after a […]

Life is good after years of battling heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jang Jaswal woke one night short of breath and sensing a slight pressure in his chest. He couldn’t figure out what was happening and grew increasingly frustrated.

“I knew there was something wrong with me,” said Jaswal, who was only 33 at the time.

His wife, Sushila, […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to Hall of Fame

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

COOPERSTOWN, New York – Riding in a parade to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Rod Carew felt beloved by the crowd as soon as his truck rolled onto the route.

“Much health, Rod!” said the first voice to rise above the clapping and whooping.

“I’m still here!” […]

MLB names major award after Heart of 29 inspiration Rod Carew

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

SAN DIEGO – Long before Rod Carew started the Heart of 29 campaign with the American Heart Association, he distinguished himself as one of the best hitters in baseball history by winning seven American League batting titles, the most by any player since 1920.

Major League Baseball […]

Carew, Heart of 29 a hit at All-Star FanFest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

SAN DIEGO – The last time paramedic Mark Bonney saw Rod Carew, the Baseball Hall of Famer was clinging to life. Not only was Carew having a heart attack, his blood pressure was too low for him to receive medication that might boost his […]

American Heart Association statement: commonly used drugs may cause, worsen heart failure

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Commonly used medications and nutritional supplements may cause or worsen heart failure, according to the first American Heart Association scientific statement on avoiding drug-drug or drug-condition interactions for people with heart failure.

The statement provides comprehensive information about drugs and “natural” remedies that may have […]

Video helps heart failure patients choose end-of-life care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A picture may be worth even more than a thousand words.

People with advanced heart failure who watched a short video depicting different levels of end-of-life care were more likely to choose comfort care over invasive care that could prolong their lives, according to new research […]