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Rare type of stroke becoming more common in pregnant women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The proportion of pregnant women who experience a rare type of stroke has increased, researchers reported Wednesday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

Overall, the risk of having a stroke during pregnancy is small, with about 34 strokes occurring for every 100,000 deliveries.

Spontaneous subarachnoid […]

January 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Rare type of stroke becoming more common in pregnant women

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

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

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

Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

On the first Christmas after she suffered a major stroke, Chris Richards was determined to craft her traditional family celebration at their home in Laramie, Wyoming, rising at 5 a.m. for a day of baking, cooking and wrapping presents.

“I was trying to prove I could […]

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Hispanic-Americans are less likely to seek health screenings or preventive care compared with their black and white peers, according to a new survey that provides a detailed and ongoing assessment of the Hispanic community’s attitudes toward health care.

The Healthy Americas Survey, released Tuesday […]

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

Catching up on sleep over the weekend may not help the heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Using the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of […]

Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR in public and far more likely to die afterward, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events that occurred between 2011 and 2015 and released their preliminary results Saturday at American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

High school teacher preps for third heart valve surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High school teacher Debra North constantly felt worn out in the days leading up to spring break.

Then one day during lunch, she felt numbness in her right arm and pressure on her chest. She was planning to finish the day, but school officials called an […]

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on High school teacher preps for third heart valve surgery