American Heart Association

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – The steady rise in methamphetamine use across the country seems to be creating its own epidemic – a new kind of heart failure case, according to new research.

The study, released Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference, shows heart […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Heart Failure, Patients, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – When Rita Owens was diagnosed with heart failure, her family rallied together.

They attended doctor’s appointments and learned all they could about the condition. They took pictures of which pills to take at different times of day to use as a visual checklist. […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAGUNA NIGUEL, California – A secret to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s success as a hitter was how hard he studied. He kept a notebook detailing every pitch he saw from every pitcher and looked it over before every at-bat.

So Carew appreciates people who […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, multicultural, Rod Carew, Scientific Sessions 2017, Transplant|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jeremy Woodward will participate in the Arizona Ironman competition on Nov. 19 – a decade after doctors told him he would never compete at that level again.

“This is going to be a really special day,” said Woodward, who lives in Concord, New Hampshire. “Celebrating that […]

November 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

Baltimore Ravens honoring Konrad Reuland, their former player whose heart went to Rod Carew

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens are honoring the memory of Konrad Reuland, their former player who died in December of a ruptured brain aneurysm at age 29 – and whose selfless decision to donate his organs enabled Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew to receive […]

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Baltimore Ravens honoring Konrad Reuland, their former player whose heart went to Rod Carew

Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Side effects jump after blood pressure drugs go generic

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Side effects quickly climbed among users of three common blood pressure drugs one month after generic versions became available in Canada, a new study shows.

The findings, published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, suggest generic versions of the drugs may not be exactly equivalent to their […]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Side effects jump after blood pressure drugs go generic

A new hope for heart failure comes from umbilical cords

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The blood from a baby’s umbilical cord is teeming with stem cells — the “blank slate” cells with the ability to become a muscle cell, a brain cell or any other type of cell in the body.

A team of scientists in Chile have used stem […]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A new hope for heart failure comes from umbilical cords