American Heart Association

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 […]

Carew helps make Twin Cities Heart Walk picture perfect

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Video Courtesy of the Minnesota Twins
MINNEAPOLIS – For the last six years, Beth True of Woodbury, Minnesota, walked in the American Heart Association’s Twin Cities Heart Walk. When it was time to sign up this year, she gave it more thought.

She knew that Rod Carew […]

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 […]