American Heart Association

Instead of heading to the arena, former NBA athlete went to the emergency room for stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Former NBA player Juaquin Hawkins was finishing a series of road games with his basketball team in Australia when he reached to turn on the faucet and the finger tips on his right hand began to tingle, a feeling that quickly ran up his arm.

“I […]

Young woman celebrates 3rd stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Last weekend Emily Welbourn laced up her shoes and took off for a 3.5 mile run. She hadn’t been training and there were about a million other things vying for her attention. But that run, on that day, was not going to be missed.

Three years […]

Those touched by CVD can help focus future research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few know better the challenges faced when making healthcare decision than those directly affected. That’s why, as part of new crowdsourcing research, the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute are asking heart, vascular and stroke disease survivors and their caregivers for their […]

Resources released on endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is introducing a set of resources to help accelerate adoption of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke, part of updated guidelines introduced last year.

Endovascular treatment is a clot-removal procedure which involves puncturing an artery in the groin and threading […]

Texas man a ‘first success’ of new treatment for bleeding stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

“I heard a pop in my head and I knew something was wrong,” John Moses said of the Sunday evening in 2012 when he had bleeding deep in his brain.

Moses’ ordeal began one year to the day after his father had died. The family had […]

New guidelines offer how-to manual for stroke’s aftermath

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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To rehabilitate a stroke patient, it takes a village — one that extends far beyond patient and physician, family and friends.

From physical, speech, occupational and other therapists to health aides, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists and social workers, a diverse team is essential in stroke […]

Stroke survivor confronts fear it could happen again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nicole Enteado woke up on Nov. 29, 2014, thinking about a fun day of holiday shopping she had planned. But after about a half hour of lounging around, a strange sensation suddenly came over her.

“It was almost like feeling drunk,” she said, adding that she […]

Stroke patients’ outcomes better in hospitals using guidelines-based program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke patients treated at hospitals participating in a guidelines-based program are more likely to be discharged home and less likely to die within 30 days and one year, according to a new study.

The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, showed that patients who […]

From husband and wife to patient and caregiver

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Hutton was a high school junior when she fell in love with her husband, David.

“It was love at first sight,” Kathy said. “He was the cutest thing I’d ever seen.”

Two years later, they were married and soon had son Graham and daughter Chelsea. David […]

Strained spouse caregivers at higher stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Caregivers who feel they are straining under the burden of caring for a spouse with a chronic illness or disability are, themselves, at higher risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed a study of […]