American Heart Association

Better valve, better procedure among new guidelines for heart valve disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new, less invasive approach for replacing malfunctioning heart valves is now recommended for certain patients, and younger patients can now receive natural tissue valves instead of mechanical ones, according to new treatment guidelines.

The recommendations released Wednesday by the American Heart Association and American College […]

Mountain climber embraces second chance after heart surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Paul Arinaga had been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. So when he went to renew his mountaineering club membership a few years ago near his home in Brussels, Belgium, he expected his doctor would be quick to sign the required medical certificate.

But during the […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mountain climber embraces second chance after heart surgery

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Reborn’ by a series of procedures, she’s energized to help others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cristina Civetta was born with a fragile, failing heart. At only 18 hours old, she underwent surgery so that doctors could place a shunt into her heart to improve blood flow.

When she was 19 months old, her lung and heart chambers were filling with fluid. […]

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Reborn’ by a series of procedures, she’s energized to help others