American Heart Association

Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Healthcare providers hesitated to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they felt uncomfortable mentioning the topic or felt patients weren’t ready to talk about it, according to a new study presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers surveyed 50 […]

June 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Longtime volunteer awaits second heart transplant

Heart disease survivor Ginger Zimmerman has spent the past 15 years urging women to listen to their bodies and take care of themselves.

But now her heart, which was transplanted 16 years ago, is running out of time.

Ginger has been diagnosed with a new heart problem and is now on […]

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Longtime volunteer awaits second heart transplant

New York elementary school breaks fundraising record

An elementary school in upstate New York raised a record-breaking $105,000 for the American Heart Association this year, making it the top-earning school in the history of Jump Rope for Heart.

In 2008, French Road Elementary School in Rochester achieved its goal of surpassing $1 million for its combined years […]

May 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New York elementary school breaks fundraising record