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Had a heart attack? Healthy living could help prevent another one

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 healthy living after a heart attack, and how to avoid a repeat.

Q: I had my third “widowmaker” heart attack. … I’ve had an active […]

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Off the Charts Q&A|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Had a heart attack? Healthy living could help prevent another one

Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients all over the country will have more access to sophisticated stroke care and cardiac rehabilitation after heart attacks, under new legislation.

The American Heart Association advocated for the provisions in a two-year budget deal signed into law Friday.

Under the legislation, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine, […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

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Many heart attack survivors return to work soon after recovery, but not all of them stay, a new study shows.

The findings, published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association, show one in four survivors leave their job within a year after returning to work.

Earlier studies have […]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

Cardiac rehabilitation helps survivors deal with the aftermath of a heart attack

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After her heart attack, Michelle Robinson regularly feared she was going to die.

She had had a small artery that was 80 to 90 percent blocked that her doctor thought was best to treat through medication and a heart-healthy diet rather than surgery. She was afraid […]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac rehabilitation helps survivors deal with the aftermath of a heart attack

Runner crosses finish line 50 days after heart stops during race

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Bill Hughes and his daughter Bethany Gordon had just made the turn for the halfway point in last April’s Monument 10K in Richmond, Virginia, when Hughes grabbed his daughter’s arm.

“Oh my gosh!” he cried, before collapsing.

Gordon flipped her father over with the help of other […]

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Runner crosses finish line 50 days after heart stops during race

Many heart patients aren’t prescribed cardiac rehabilitation, despite benefits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac rehabilitation programs can boost independence and quality of life for older adults, especially after hospitalization for heart disease, but it’s not always prescribed, according to a scientific statement published Thursday by the American Heart Association.

Cardiac rehabilitation provides exercise training, advice for handling stress and […]

Birth of grandchild spurs heart disease survivor to get fit

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A cardiac arrest nearly killed Anali Diaz, but it was the news that she was going to become a grandmother that spurred her to get serious about her health.

For years, Diaz, who lives in Clearwater, Florida, constantly felt exhausted, but figured that was just part […]

Making changes to prevent a second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Julie Kubala went to the hospital last year thinking her flu had progressed to pneumonia.

It hadn’t. She was having a heart attack caused by a significant blockage found in her left anterior descending aorta.

Kubala, 48, required a stent and months of constant attention to her […]

Young survivor conquers fears, goes from shut-in to national spokesperson

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Amanda Gonzalez was a senior in high school when she found out she had heart disease. She chokes up recalling the surgeries she needed and the things she missed out on in college. Looking back, Gonzalez said she is lucky to be alive.

The […]

Police sergeant’s heart stops after dialing 911

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Dean Oshiro has to rely on his family to fill in the blanks when it comes to what happened on Aug. 20, 2010. That’s when the Santa Monica, California, police sergeant survived a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack.

Dean had come home from a […]