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 […]

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

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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 […]

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: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 6:20 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dr. John Warner climbed off a stationary bike inside the Anaheim Convention Center and started walking across the street to his hotel.

It was a big day for Warner, part of a big week.

About 15,000 people from around the globe […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Emergency Response, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scrambling to restart a stopped heart  — when the patient is the president of the American Heart Association

AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS – American Heart Association president John Warner went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered last month, his heart stopping for several minutes until an impromptu team of rescuers brought him back to life.

Warner’s heart attack made headlines, but the details of […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

In unmarried patients with heart disease, study finds higher risk of death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with heart disease who are unmarried, in particular those who are widowed, may have a higher risk of dying than those who are married, according to a study published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers have previously reported studies that found being […]

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In unmarried patients with heart disease, study finds higher risk of death

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: Blog, 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

Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Between the ubiquitous goody trays, unending to-do lists and stressful travel itineraries, it can be tough to stay on track when it comes to health during the holiday season, whether it’s sticking to a diet or maintaining an exercise regimen.

Such holiday-fueled pressures may also contribute […]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

AHA president doing well after minor heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – American Heart Association President John Warner was away from the AHA’s Scientific Sessions with his family Monday after having a minor heart attack during the organization’s flagship scientific conference.

Warner, a practicing cardiologist and the CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA president doing well after minor heart attack

AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients

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ANAHEIM, California – Early in his cardiology career, John Warner worked at a clinic that catered to many of the poorest, sickest people in Dallas. The lines were so long that doctors only had time to address an immediate problem or refill a prescription before […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients