American Heart Association

Family perseveres, hosts gala despite losing father who was supposed to chair that black-tie ball

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Oscar Washington Jr. thought he was taking care of his heart. He went to the doctor every three months to stay on top of his high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. He exercised regularly but was still shaken by the passing of his dad to […]

Erectile dysfunction may be warning sign for more serious health problems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How men perform in the bedroom could suggest how healthy their hearts and arteries are. According to new research, erectile dysfunction may be a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, sought to determine whether […]

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Erectile dysfunction may be warning sign for more serious health problems

Retired electrician saved by CPR, jolts from an AED

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a retired electrician, David Paschal knows a thing or two about electrical currents. He did everything he could to avoid the unpleasant feeling of getting shocked, especially since it also carried the risk of being electrocuted.

So when emergency responders kept administering shocks to his […]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Retired electrician saved by CPR, jolts from an AED

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure is one of the nation’s biggest health problems.

A new study quantifies just how big: The overall cost of high blood pressure has risen to about $131 billion a year – or nearly $2,000 in higher health care expenses for each patient.

That makes […]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman’s future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study.

The findings, published Wednesday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that women who gave birth before 37 weeks of […]

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Belinda Waggoner is the type of person who gives her all to everything she does.

She devoted so much to the human resources company she founded that she wound up with high blood pressure. So her focus became getting healthy. She started by walking, then upped […]

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw.

His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to […]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

Heart attack at fire station leaves crew working to save one of their own

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Firefighter Tony Spagnoletti was on overnight duty when he woke up with chest pains. He sloughed it off as “gas.”

“We’d been doing a rope rescue training earlier and I’d spent the day climbing up and down ladders,” Spagnoletti recalled of the night in 2012. “I […]

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart attack at fire station leaves crew working to save one of their own

Wildfire smoke could send more seniors to the ER for heart, stroke issues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smoke from wildfires, particularly for people 65 and older, could cause an increase in emergency room visits for heart and brain-related issues, according to new research.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, was one of the most extensive of wildfire […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wildfire smoke could send more seniors to the ER for heart, stroke issues

Sunshine could hold clues on the timing for a severe form of heart attack, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The sun’s radiation could be a factor in seasonal patterns of a deadly type of heart attack, according to new research that tracked a “summer shift” in their occurrence across seven countries.

Previous research has examined how these attacks – called ST-elevation myocardial infarctions, or STEMIs […]

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Sunshine could hold clues on the timing for a severe form of heart attack, study says