American Heart Association

The past, present and future of the device keeping alive Carew, thousands of HF patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a 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 campaign to […]

Heart of 29 shines on the diamond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carew’s campaign to boost awareness and prevention of the No. 1 killer of Americans took center stage Wednesday night at Target Field, home of his longtime team, the Minnesota Twins.

In and around the stadium, and on television and radio broadcasts, fans were exposed to “Heart […]

Carew, Heart of 29 take the field at Twins home opener

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – Standing on dugout steps, waiting to throw out the honorary first pitch for the Minnesota Twins’ home opener, Hall of Famer Rod Carew stared at the video board atop left field as a tribute played in memory of people who died since last […]

Hispanics/Latinos aren’t aware of heart-pumping problem, despite having higher rates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hispanics/Latinos are rarely aware of a heart-pumping problem in which they suffer at higher rates, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

In the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos, known as ECHO-SOL, about half of the 1,818 middle-aged and older Hispanics/Latinos […]

Uterine cancer survivor now fights against congestive heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda thought she’d overcome her greatest trial when she survived uterine cancer. Six years later, she learned she had a bigger test ahead when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

A former Marine, Rodriguez-Zepeda thought her constant exhaustion was simply a byproduct of juggling […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to spring training: Fixing swings, fighting heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a 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 campaign to […]

New research could predict future heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Advanced heart failure can be as lethal as cancer, according to a researcher who said aggressively finding ways to prevent and treat heart […]

Social isolation isn’t good for heart failure patients’ physical, emotional health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart failure patients who are socially isolated tend to have worse functional and mental health than their socially-connected counterparts, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers surveyed 645 people in Southeast Minnesota who had been diagnosed with […]

Study: Heart risks vary by occupation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Workers age 45 and older in sales, office-support or service occupations appear to have more risk factors for heart disease and stroke than workers in management or professional jobs.

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 meeting on Tuesday said […]

Poet uses her art to connect with other survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A congenital heart defect required Jen Hyde to have two open-heart surgeries, including heart valve replacement by the time she was 25. Now, the Brooklyn poet and artist is using her experiences to channel her art and connect with other survivors.

Hyde, now 30, was diagnosed […]