American Heart Association

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

Retired news anchor undergoes seven-bypass heart surgery, considers himself ‘lucky’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Larry Hatteberg, a retired television anchor who now makes videos for businesses, was testing a camera when he suddenly became lightheaded.

“I never get lightheaded,” he said. “This sort of came as a bolt out of the blue.”

Because it was so unusual, Larry checked in with […]

January 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Retired news anchor undergoes seven-bypass heart surgery, considers himself ‘lucky’

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Whether you’re just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you’re among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re […]

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]

For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After her third child was born, Golda Black complained to her doctors about a persistent cough while lying down, along with fatigue, dizziness and chest pains.

As she looked for possible explanations online, heart failure kept appearing in her results.

“My husband thought I was being ridiculous […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Strokes can be disabling, leaving survivors to confront many challenges during their recovery. Now, a new Asian study shows survivors are at higher risk for attempting suicide, especially if they are younger, less affluent and have a physically demanding job.

Researchers analyzed data from more than […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bold resolutions to maintain a healthier diet are common in the new year. But the secret to sticking with nutritious eating isn’t a big, complex plan. Keeping it simple can lead to success.

A healthy diet can be affordable, too, especially if thought is put into […]

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

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

Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few jokes are off limits to comedian Bob Green — even ones about fatal heart disease.

“If you die of a heart attack, people say you died of ‘natural causes,’ like your soul rises up and goes to Whole Foods,” he said. “It’s like you died […]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter