American Heart Association

After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

TIOGA, Texas – For a few minutes, it was the last night of country & western legend Randy Travis’ life.

Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought […]

Study uncovers more kidney failure decades after children’s heart transplants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who had heart transplants as children have an increasing risk of kidney failure over time, researchers found when they connected databases that separately tracked the two conditions in thousands of people.

The study findings showed kidney failure was more extensive than previously thought, said Swati […]

Notable deaths of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease and stroke touch people from all walks of life, including celebrities. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death around the world, killing more than 17 million people a year. Here is a look at some of the well-known people with […]

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign part of World Series Game 3 broadcast

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign was part of the action for Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field on Friday night.
The campaign’s logo was woven throughout the bow tie worn by MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal […]

Life is good after years of battling heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jang Jaswal woke one night short of breath and sensing a slight pressure in his chest. He couldn’t figure out what was happening and grew increasingly frustrated.

“I knew there was something wrong with me,” said Jaswal, who was only 33 at the time.

His wife, Sushila, […]

Blood test may not be effective in predicting heart transplant outcomes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A blood test that leads to donor hearts being rejected may not effectively predict whether a heart transplant will succeed or fail, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Many transplant centers routinely reject hearts if donors’ blood tests reveal […]

North Carolina mom learns the hard way that heart disorder runs in her family

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For years, Mother’s Day was a bittersweet holiday for Anne Howell. She was only a teenager when her 41-year-old mother, active and seemingly healthy, suffered sudden cardiac death from what doctors later determined was a heart muscle disease called cardiomyopathy.

“It was a shock to all […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to spring training: Fixing swings, fighting heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: On the 29th of every month, American Heart Association News will feature a story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a campaign to […]

Rod Carew connects in his first swing against heart disease; Heart of 29 launch weekend proves to be a powerful event

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“Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life” airs on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.

When Rod Carew was a poor boy growing up in Panama, he contracted rheumatic fever. He spent six months in a hospital 40 miles from home. This left him […]

Small reductions in kidney function associated with heart, blood vessel damage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Even in very healthy people, a small reduction in kidney function from normal to just a bit below normal was associated […]