American Heart Association

Quick CPR saves runner, who finds his ‘angels’ using social media

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The crowd cheered as Bill Amirault neared the finish line of the Key West Half Marathon in Florida. Suddenly, he felt faint and had tunnel vision, so he slowed to walk. Then he collapsed.

Fellow runners and bystanders rushed to him. Luckily, the first three people […]

90-year-old volunteer raises more than $5 million for AHA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bob Clark usually works out at the gym, but on Saturday he got his steps in at the American Heart Association’s Central Iowa Heart Walk. The event — and the fundraising that goes along with it — are nothing new for the West Des Moines […]

Many to walk in honor of Florida furniture entrepreneur’s memory

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kevin Koenig had a heart of gold, but it suffered from disease.

At age 41, the South Florida furniture king suffered his first heart attack. He scoffed when doctors told him he needed bypass surgery and did his own research while recovering at home. It was […]

Chickasaw Nation governor working to improve tribe’s health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When kids visit the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, they’re greeted with two questions: Are you hungry? Have you eaten today? If needed, a healthy meal is served on the spot.

It’s a visible and compelling display of the Chickasaw Nation’s efforts to improve the health of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making a difference, in memory of a son

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Twins Jacob and Julianna Wells were born five weeks early on June 3, 2004. Jacob weighed just under 6 pounds and Julianna weighed only 4 pounds, 8 ounces.

Doctors whisked both newborns off to the neonatal intensive care unit. Julianna needed help maintaining her body temperature, […]

Ohio man grateful for new heart, pink tutu

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Donerik Black awoke one night in 2009 in a panic. He couldn’t catch his breath.

His wife, Angie, urged him to relax and try to go back to sleep. He needed to get to the hospital, he told her.

“I’m not a hospital kind of guy,” he […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Taking a walk to fight heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Visitors to TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, may have seen something odd recently: the hospital’s CEO duct-taped to a wall.

Hospital employees had donated money for strips of duct tape to stick Jeffrey Woods to the wall of a busy hallway. With Woods fully immobilized a […]

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Physical Activity|Tags: |2 Comments

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘A Stroke of Creativity’

Patty Lang didn’t know what to make of the “strange episodes” that occasionally left her weak and temporarily unable to move.

After one pronounced incident, she searched online for what might be causing her symptoms. Patty found information about transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, and thought, “Oh, this fits – […]