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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: Blog, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

Where you live may impact heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People living in deprived neighborhoods have a higher risk of heart failure regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to a new study.

Past research has linked heart failure with a person’s individual socioeconomic status, a general term which includes income, education and occupation. But the new […]

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Blacks, Blog, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, multicultural, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Where you live may impact heart failure risk

Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting inactive middle-aged women and men to stick to an aerobic workout may reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure, a new study shows.

Sedentary people — such as those who spend hours sitting while working or lying on the couch while watching TV — are at […]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

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 […]

Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – The steady rise in methamphetamine use across the country seems to be creating its own epidemic – a new kind of heart failure case, according to new research.

The study, released Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference, shows heart […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Heart Failure, Patients, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

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ANAHEIM, California – When Rita Owens was diagnosed with heart failure, her family rallied together.

They attended doctor’s appointments and learned all they could about the condition. They took pictures of which pills to take at different times of day to use as a visual checklist. […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

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Jeremy Woodward will participate in the Arizona Ironman competition on Nov. 19 – a decade after doctors told him he would never compete at that level again.

“This is going to be a really special day,” said Woodward, who lives in Concord, New Hampshire. “Celebrating that […]

November 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

A new hope for heart failure comes from umbilical cords

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The blood from a baby’s umbilical cord is teeming with stem cells — the “blank slate” cells with the ability to become a muscle cell, a brain cell or any other type of cell in the body.

A team of scientists in Chile have used stem […]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A new hope for heart failure comes from umbilical cords