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High-flying healthy young doctor overcomes stroke that once grounded him

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Flying at 35,000 feet at the start of a trip from their Chicago home to Hawaii to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child, Dave Levy woke his sleeping wife and said, “Does my right eye look weird?”

Allison Pataki, five months pregnant, replied that […]

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on High-flying healthy young doctor overcomes stroke that once grounded him

A fairy tale ending: Marriage can make a difference to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Once upon a time, there was a royal wedding planned between a handsome prince and a beautiful actress. In an English castle, they planned to profess their love before the world.

The public romance of Britain’s Prince Harry and Hollywood’s Meghan Markle may seem more fairy […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A fairy tale ending: Marriage can make a difference to health

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: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In unmarried patients with heart disease, study finds higher risk of death

Marital bliss may improve your chances of surviving a stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Marital bliss is good for your health.

That’s the conclusion of a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that showed people in a stable marriage and never divorced or widowed had the best prospects of surviving after a stroke.

“Our research is the […]

Mentally stressed young women with heart disease more likely to have reduced blood flow to heart

Young women with stable coronary heart disease are more likely than men to have reduced blood flow to the heart if they’re under emotional stress, but not physical stress, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Compared to men of the same age, when subjected […]

“Cruise for a Cause” makes wedding dream come true after stroke

Will Folk and Holly Harrison’s lives were full and their future was shiny. The two were busily building their careers, setting up a new apartment and planning their wedding.

Those plans did not include stroke.

But it happened. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Harrison collapsed on the bathroom floor at work from […]

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