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Knowing heart attack symptoms postpartum

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The terrifying chest pains and tightness started two weeks after Bronwyn Pullin had her baby boy.

“I brushed it off as anxiety about a new baby and all the changes that come with it,” said Pullin. “I would try laying down, moving around or eating. The […]

Recovery from a Mother’s Day stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jenna Tischer was enjoying a wonderful Mother’s Day afternoon, savoring what was supposed to be her last week of maternity leave following the birth of her son.

The family strolled around their Warrensburg, Missouri, neighborhood, with 6-week-old Bryson and their 2-year-old daughter Kinley.

But Tischer doesn’t recall […]

May 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Recovery from a Mother’s Day stroke

STORIES FROM THE HEART: She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT, AHA volunteer

A week after turning 40, and only hours after running a 5-kilometer race, Nancy Capelle was putting some peanut butter on a banana when she felt severe pain in her chest.

The pain traveled through her entire back and through both sides of her jaw. She considered calling an ambulance, […]