American Heart Association

Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kelly Gross thought the constant fatigue and periodic tightening sensation in her jaw and neck were simply signs of stress from her demanding job and five kids.

Then, one day on a smoke break, it struck much more violently.

The tightening spread quickly.

“It felt like someone was […]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Nutrition, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virginia woman refocuses on health after second heart attack

Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Molly Hemphill is a congenital heart survivor and recently selected as a competitor on television series “American Ninja Warrior.” She shares her life story and future goals:

At 25 years old, my life changed overnight.

I was struggling to fall asleep, unsure why, when my heart began […]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

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

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States.

“With […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

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