American Heart Association

Kimmel’s son’s experience spotlights rare congenital heart defect

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Off the Charts is a series featuring expert answers to questions about heart and brain health. This week we explore tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

Nothing prepares an expectant parent for bad news. But that experience became part of a national discussion recently, with news that Jimmy Kimmel’s […]

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

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Difficult childhood experiences — from bullying and neglect to physical and sexual abuse — are so prevalent that the American Heart Association is issuing its first scientific statement on their impact on cardiovascular health.

Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population say they experienced at least one […]

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

Young diabetics could have seven times higher risk for sudden cardiac death

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Young diabetics could have seven times more risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest than their peers who don’t have diabetes, according to new research.

The study points to the importance of early and ongoing heart monitoring in children and young adults with both Type 1 […]

Program helped Arkansas teen recognize her heart problem, overhaul family’s lifestyle

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Lauren Bradley figured the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart program would look good on her college applications.

But participating in the program that teaches 10th-grade girls about heart health and provides volunteer opportunities at local hospitals did more than help her earn a scholarship — it made […]

December 6th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Program helped Arkansas teen recognize her heart problem, overhaul family’s lifestyle

Tiny red hats pile up to create awareness of heart disease

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Little red hats seem to be everywhere on social media. The pictures show them on newborns, pets and dolls, and stacked on tables in people’s homes. Some are plain; others have elaborate designs.

Dawn Lang Zupsic of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, is among the hundreds […]

Minnesota Vikings star receiver Stefon Diggs honors father, grandmother with custom cleats

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When Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs laces up for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, he’ll be paying tribute to his dad, who died from heart disease when Diggs was 14.

Aron Diggs never saw his son play high school football, but he nurtured his […]

High schoolers enjoy peek into world of cardiovascular science

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Ariana Alonso decided years ago that she wants to become a neurosurgeon when she grows up.

Now a sophomore at Valley High School in Santa Ana, California, she took the first step by joining a curriculum track that trains students for a career in health care. […]

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on High schoolers enjoy peek into world of cardiovascular science

Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

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ANAHEIM, California – At first, Eashan Biswas was just looking for a way to use a video game in his sixth-grade science project. But now, the aspiring doctor’s name is on a scientific study being presented on a national stage – and, more importantly, […]

November 11th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

How far apart do the houses have to be to burn off that fun-size Snickers?

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The first house gives out a fun-size Snickers bar, a delicious little treat. You eat it in an instant, then walk to the next house, one mile away.

Chances are your Halloween is calorie-neutral — so far. But the night is young.

That’s the challenge of America’s favorite […]

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sugar|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How far apart do the houses have to be to burn off that fun-size Snickers?