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Had a heart attack? Healthy living could help prevent another one

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 healthy living after a heart attack, and how to avoid a repeat.

Q: I had my third “widowmaker” heart attack. … I’ve had an active […]

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Off the Charts Q&A|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Had a heart attack? Healthy living could help prevent another one

Return to spring training with new heart completes Rod Carew’s baseball bucket list

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

FORT MYERS, Florida – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew walked into the home clubhouse at the Minnesota Twins spring training facility, looked around the empty room and soaked in the moment.

“I made it,” he thought. “I’m here.”

The reaction might seem over the top for […]

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart of 29, Rod Carew|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Return to spring training with new heart completes Rod Carew’s baseball bucket list

Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stopping low-dose aspirin can cause an increase of heart attack and stroke, a recent study says.

Studies have suggested that patients experience a “rebound effect” after stopping aspirin treatment, possibly due to increased clotting levels from the loss of aspirin’s blood-thinning effects.

Because of the large number […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly

Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients all over the country will have more access to sophisticated stroke care and cardiac rehabilitation after heart attacks, under new legislation.

The American Heart Association advocated for the provisions in a two-year budget deal signed into law Friday.

Under the legislation, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine, […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The AHA, one of the top funders […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

As flu blankets the nation, a new study links the virus to heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu doesn’t just cause aches, chills and debilitating fatigue. A new study shows it may also increase the risk of a heart attack.

The Canadian study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people get […]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on As flu blankets the nation, a new study links the virus to heart attacks

Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sean Summers was sitting on the couch with his dad, Terry Summers, last August as Terry nursed a bad headache. The two had just returned from an arduous drive back to Kansas City, Missouri, from California and were watching TV. Terry tried to ask Sean […]

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

Frost wins AHA’s Bryant Award as nation’s top college football coach

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON – The season before Scott Frost became coach at the University of Central Florida, the football team failed to win a game. This season, just his second in charge, UCF won every game.

Frost’s remarkable work has earned him a collection of coach of the […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Frost wins AHA’s Bryant Award as nation’s top college football coach

7 ways to keep the heart safe when shoveling snow

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A winter storm advancing up the East Coast pummeled the Northeast on Thursday, bringing bitter cold, snow and strong winds. As people dig out there and elsewhere this winter, there are some health hazards to keep in mind.

The physical exertion of shoveling paired with the cold […]

January 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Patients|Tags: , |Comments Off on 7 ways to keep the heart safe when shoveling snow