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Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn’t going like it should.

She kept dropping the soap in the shower. She squeezed globs of toothpaste out of the tube, seemingly everywhere but onto the bristles of her brush.

“I started to […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before

Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows.

The study published Monday explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop […]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Obesity, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

He learned CPR from a TV show. A week later, he used it to save his wife’s life.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating how to perform CPR that she’d been saving for […]

June 6th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Cholesterol, CPR, Health, High Blood Pressure, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on He learned CPR from a TV show. A week later, he used it to save his wife’s life.

Lifesaving information is not always a phone call away

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Keidryn Nimsgern’s heart stopped when she was riding in her boyfriend’s car while the two ran errands in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Jake Suter had never called 911 before that frightening day a year ago.

Today, they are both grateful there was a dispatcher trained […]

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Lifesaving information is not always a phone call away

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

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A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study.

New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a […]

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman’s future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study.

The findings, published Wednesday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that women who gave birth before 37 weeks of […]

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

After 5 years, cardiac arrest survivor finds her rescuer

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When Heidi Stewart’s heart stopped at age 18 in her high school in Vancouver, Washington, quick-acting school administrators and teachers jumped into action, starting CPR.

Taking turns, the principal and teachers kept Stewart alive until the EMS team arrived.

She was able to thank the teachers and […]

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on After 5 years, cardiac arrest survivor finds her rescuer

Mother of three didn’t know what a stroke was – until she had one on Christmas Eve

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On the morning of Dec. 24, 2016, Maria Juarez awoke in her San Antonio home with a bad headache. She also noticed something wrong with her hearing – she thought water from the previous night’s shower had lodged in her ear.

She proceeded to […]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Stroke, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Mother of three didn’t know what a stroke was – until she had one on Christmas Eve

Quick recognition, treatment help Maine stroke survivor recover in hours

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before her pre-dawn runs, Sarah Belliveau likes fueling herself with a cup of coffee.

The morning of June 15, 2017, she couldn’t. She forgot how.

“I remember looking at the machine and knowing I needed to push the button,” she said, “but there was a disconnect between […]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Quick recognition, treatment help Maine stroke survivor recover in hours

Heart transplant survivor shakes off sheltered childhood to enjoy life

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Kendra Plumley didn’t spend her childhood running around with other kids on her street, having friends over for sleepovers, or spending lazy summer days by the pool. Instead, she spent most of her time indoors. It wasn’t a choice. She had to protect her new […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Children, Healthy Living, Heart Failure, Patients, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Heart transplant survivor shakes off sheltered childhood to enjoy life