American Heart Association

Less invasive procedure for heart valve disease comes of age

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Aortic stenosis is primarily a problem for the elderly: In developed countries such as the United States and Canada, about 3 percent of those over age 75 will develop the dangerous heart valve disease. With an aging U.S. population, that creates some urgency to expand […]

Better valve, better procedure among new guidelines for heart valve disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new, less invasive approach for replacing malfunctioning heart valves is now recommended for certain patients, and younger patients can now receive natural tissue valves instead of mechanical ones, according to new treatment guidelines.

The recommendations released Wednesday by the American Heart Association and American College […]

AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mutations that influence coronary heart disease. Clot-retrieving strategies for strokes. Healthy lifestyle techniques to outsmart genetic fate. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from heart disease and stroke researchers published this past year.

The American Heart Association, one of […]

91-year-old runner back on track after cardiac surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tony Taddeo and cardiac surgeon Michael Mack are not a typical pair of running buddies.

One is a 91-year-old with a new aortic heart valve, and the other is the doctor  who arranged the surgery and supervised the treatment that got the nonagenarian jogger back on […]

Strong to celebrate her ‘valversary’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A hiker and healthy eater, Susan Strong was surprised to hear she needed heart surgery last year at age 49.

But radiation therapy she had received more than three decades earlier to treat Hodgkin’s lymphoma had taken its toll: Strong had developed severe aortic stenosis and […]