American Heart Association

Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job.

“I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With his affable demeanor and easy smile, it’s hard to imagine ruffling Dr. Robert Sanchez.

But there’s one thing that provokes his ire every time.

“When I hear the statistics of people who suffer a cardiac arrest and don’t receive CPR, it’s upsetting,” said Sanchez, a cardiologist at […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If Bernie Dennis wanted, he could brag about his distinguished career, including being vice president at the tech giant Oracle. But he’s way more interested in telling you about his family.

As he speaks to a reporter, his two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, wait for […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Attack|Tags: , , |Comments Off on After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

After friend’s fatal heart attack, Chicago construction executive is building healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The last time Chicago construction executive Jim Hill spoke to his friend and colleague Bob Krier, everything seemed just fine.

After all, it was Bob and Andrea Krier’s 31st anniversary. It was two days before Thanksgiving. There were plenty of reasons for the couple to be […]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , |Comments Off on After friend’s fatal heart attack, Chicago construction executive is building healthier lives

Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When it comes to improving cardiovascular health in communities, Karen Larimer rarely thinks small.

“I want to have a bigger impact on health care throughout the world,” she said. “I want to get the biggest bang for our buck.”

That ambition, vision and drive earned Larimer the […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Tobacco, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

Heart disease has not slowed down this philanthropically-minded fashion plate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s been said that one can never be too overdressed, and Betty Thrasher needs no convincing. Every day, the 88-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, applies makeup, coifs her locks and selects a fashionable garment for the day. Black is her favorite.

“The way we look affects […]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heart disease has not slowed down this philanthropically-minded fashion plate

AHA chairman: Innovation and collaboration are key to lifesaving efforts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Embarking on his second year as chairman of the American Heart Association, Jim Postl says he’s energized by the organization’s bold and collaborative entrepreneurial efforts.

“We are doing things out of the box, and getting outside our traditional comfort zone,” he said. “We are taking an […]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA chairman: Innovation and collaboration are key to lifesaving efforts