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For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Strokes can be disabling, leaving survivors to confront many challenges during their recovery. Now, a new Asian study shows survivors are at higher risk for attempting suicide, especially if they are younger, less affluent and have a physically demanding job.

Researchers analyzed data from more than […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stroke patients at higher risk for suicide attempts

Heart disease and stroke deaths decline slightly, new statistics find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined slightly, yet both diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the United States, new federal statistics show.

A report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heart disease remains the leading cause […]

Finding a voice after massive stroke at 29

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Meredith Gorham was finally relaxing after a busy, hot day of running around on July 17, 2009. But when she tried to stand up from the couch, she suddenly collapsed.

Her shocked husband, Chris, tried to help her up. But after realizing she was unable to […]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding a voice after massive stroke at 29

Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

On the first Christmas after she suffered a major stroke, Chris Richards was determined to craft her traditional family celebration at their home in Laramie, Wyoming, rising at 5 a.m. for a day of baking, cooking and wrapping presents.

“I was trying to prove I could […]

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

Hispanics born outside U.S. more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases

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Hispanics born abroad who now live in the United States have higher odds of dying from cardiovascular diseases than U.S.-born Hispanics, a new study shows.

The findings suggest Hispanics born outside the United States — who make up about a third of all U.S. Hispanics […]

Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cyteria Knight spent more than a quarter-century caring for others as a social worker. Then a stroke forced her to become the patient.

Knight was visiting her daughter Raquanza Miller in Pineville, North Carolina, on Jan. 17 when she suddenly passed out. Susan Miller, Knight’s partner […]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, caregiver, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Time is brain. That’s the mantra of physicians who warn that those with stroke symptoms need immediate medical attention.

The sooner a stroke is treated, the greater the possibility of saving brain cells and achieving recovery.

Now, about a dozen hospitals nationwide are evaluating and treating patients […]

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Emergency Response, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blacks, Blog, caregiver, Children, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Youth Markets|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While heart disease and stroke — and deaths from those diseases — have declined in the United States in recent decades, those advances have not been shared equally in the African-American community. A panel of experts has been trying to find out why.

The result is […]

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blacks, Blog, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans