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Pregnant mom saved by quick action of toddler son

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The details of what happened to her the day she had a stroke are still fuzzy for Lindaly Hernandez. But 4-year-old Jayden Garcia remembers exactly where he was the day his mother collapsed in her bathroom.

Jayden, who was 3 at the time, was […]

Told pregnancy too dangerous, cardiac arrest survivor has baby via surrogate, friend

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 31, Kristi Soule blacked out. Doctors initially diagnosed her with a heart attack. But after eight days in the hospital, doctors discovered a viral infection had attacked her heart and greatly decreased its function.

After that, Soule started paying more attention to her heart health.

“I […]

Prehypertension during pregnancy could lead to cardiovascular risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pregnant women with even subtle blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome after giving birth, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Blood pressure guidelines — which don’t distinguish between pregnant women […]

New research raises concerns about high sodium levels in drinking water in Southeast Asia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High sodium intake from foods is linked to high blood pressure, but the health effects of sodium in drinking water has been less clear.

Now, a new study has found that healthy pregnant women in southwest coastal Bangladesh had their blood pressure rise if they drank […]

Pre-pregnancy heart abnormalities may predict recurrent preeclampsia risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who had pregnancy-related high blood pressure multiple times had recognizable heart abnormalities between pregnancies that could help predict their risk for heart and blood vessel disease during subsequent pregnancies and even later in life, according to new research in Hypertension, an American Heart Association […]

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: High Blood Pressure, Women|Tags: , |0 Comments

Alcohol exposure before birth may later amplify neurological problems from stroke

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Exposure to alcohol before birth might impair kidney blood flow in adulthood and heighten neurological problems caused by a stroke, according to an animal study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

A research team from Texas A&M Health Science Center, College […]

Pregnancy in older age increases stroke, heart attack risk years later

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Women who become pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than women who become pregnant at a younger age, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

“We already […]

CDC: 1 in 12 pregnant women smoke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About 8 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. smoke, according to new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Using birth certificate data from 2014, the researchers also found that one in 10 women smoked in the three months before getting […]

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Clean Air, Healthy Living, Women|Tags: , |0 Comments

Statement is first to address cardiac arrest during pregnancy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac arrest can happen during pregnancy. And until now, there was no comprehensive statement defining the problem and outlining the many things women and their families, bystanders, emergency medical services professionals and emergency room medical staff need to know when a pregnant woman experiences this […]

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, CPR, Women|Tags: , , |18 Comments

10-year-old continues to defy expectations after her stroke

Christine Winchester believes her daughter has interests, ideas and dreams that are typical of other 10-year-olds. But the stroke that Rhys suffered before she was born — and how she has handled herself since – illustrate her unique perseverance and strength.

Christine’s pregnancy was typical for twins and she, her […]

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