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What is heart failure?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart failure – one of the conditions former first lady Barbara Bush has been diagnosed with – is a fairly common condition, especially among older patients.

About 6.5 million people in the Unites States have heart failure, which occurs when the heart becomes too weak to […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure|Tags: , |Comments Off on What is heart failure?

Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows.

For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

Forging new paths along medical data highways

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

We hear a lot these days about how marketers are using big data to personalize the ads we see online for places to shop, dine or travel. What you might not know is that the intersection of science and technology is empowering researchers to analyze […]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Forging new paths along medical data highways

No excuses for three survivors walking to stay fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there’s no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during the American Heart Association’s Move More Month in April.

For each of them, becoming more active was a matter of life or death. McCann had […]

Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart.

But in the meantime, there’s a […]

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

28-year-old clings to hope as he awaits a new heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Felix Aguirre has always been close to his family. The oldest of four siblings, he’s known for putting the needs of his relatives above his own. A recent diagnosis of heart failure has reaffirmed those relationships.

Aguirre’s heart troubles started in December 2014 when, […]

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 28-year-old clings to hope as he awaits a new heart

The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Medical experts are trying to figure out how to decrease heart disease risk for older women who survive cancer.

The American Heart Association advises heart disease be considered during breast cancer treatment since cancer outcomes can be influenced by heart health. In addition, some types of […]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

Pregnancy-related heart failure most often in weeks after birth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A recent study shows that most pregnancy-related heart failure occurs during the first six weeks after the baby is born.

That’s an issue because usually women are discharged a few days after they deliver and don’t go back to their doctor for six weeks, so important […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Failure, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Pregnancy-related heart failure most often in weeks after birth

Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s possible to reverse some of the damage caused by all that time sitting on the sofa.

Research recently showed that middle-aged couch potatoes who participate in two years of regular aerobic exercise training can improve their risk of heart failure.

Study participants – ages 45-64 – who […]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart

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Davy Hobson was notorious for last-minute Valentine’s gifts. But on Feb. 14, 2013, he was ahead of the game.

“I’d bought my wife’s gift a day early for the first time since we were married,” he said.

When the home health nurse from Tyler, Texas, left for […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart