American Heart Association

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]

What’s it like to live with an LVAD?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: With today being the 29th of the month, American Heart Association News is featuring another 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 […]

Incoming AHA president Houser still driven by dad’s death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

PHILADELPHIA – Once he relinquished his dream of playing in the NBA, Steven Houser began studying to become a doctor. He was in his second year of medical school at Temple University when he received an unusual call from his mom.

“You’ve got to come home,” […]

Heart of 29 comes home to Angel Stadium

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – This time last year, Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Clyde Wright were pretty good friends. As alumni of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who still live in the area, their paths crossed several times each season and they always […]

Two new drugs added to heart failure guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A pair of heart failure drugs approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration have made their way into new treatment guidelines. The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America on Friday released updated guidelines that add Corlanor […]

Chicago man considers each day ‘a big deal’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mark Cecola appreciates each moment in his life. When the successful Chicago restaurateur isn’t working, he’s with family and longtime friends, enjoying simple pleasures like interesting conversation and laughter.

Because he lives with heart failure, Cecola is determined not to let the condition sideline him.

“You’ve got […]