American Heart Association

Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting inactive middle-aged women and men to stick to an aerobic workout may reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure, a new study shows.

Sedentary people — such as those who spend hours sitting while working or lying on the couch while watching TV — are at […]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 6:20 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dr. John Warner climbed off a stationary bike inside the Anaheim Convention Center and started walking across the street to his hotel.

It was a big day for Warner, part of a big week.

About 15,000 people from around the globe […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS – American Heart Association president John Warner went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered last month, his heart stopping for several minutes until an impromptu team of rescuers brought him back to life.

Warner’s heart attack made headlines, but the details of […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

Heart disease and stroke deaths decline slightly, new statistics find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show.

A report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heart disease remains the leading cause […]

Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

’Tis the season for last-minute holiday shopping to generate anxiety – over whether presents will arrive on time and how much money is being spent – and the headaches over guests and travel.

But a new study hints that people with heart disease, particularly women, should […]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

The gift that keeps on giving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For Greg Flatt, the best holiday gift is to still be alive two years after developing a rare heart condition and getting a new heart.

“I’m only alive today because of the shape I was in then,” said Greg, 47, who lives in Arlington, Virginia.

In early […]

In unmarried patients with heart disease, study finds higher risk of death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with heart disease who are unmarried, in particular those who are widowed, may have a higher risk of dying than those who are married, according to a study published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers have previously reported studies that found being […]

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In unmarried patients with heart disease, study finds higher risk of death

Kimmel’s son’s experience spotlights rare congenital heart defect

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 tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

Nothing prepares an expectant parent for bad news. But that experience became part of a national discussion recently, with news that Jimmy Kimmel’s […]

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Difficult childhood experiences — from bullying and neglect to physical and sexual abuse — are so prevalent that the American Heart Association is issuing its first scientific statement on their impact on cardiovascular health.

Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population say they experienced at least one […]

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

Finding a voice after massive stroke at 29

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Meredith Gorham was finally relaxing after a busy, hot day of running around on July 17, 2009. But when she tried to stand up from the couch, she suddenly collapsed.

Her shocked husband, Chris, tried to help her up. But after realizing she was unable to […]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding a voice after massive stroke at 29