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Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few jokes are off limits to comedian Bob Green — even ones about fatal heart disease.

“If you die of a heart attack, people say you died of ‘natural causes,’ like your soul rises up and goes to Whole Foods,” he said. “It’s like you died […]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS – American Heart Association president John Warner went into cardiac arrest during the heart attack he suffered last month, his heart stopping for several minutes until an impromptu team of rescuers brought him back to life.

Warner’s heart attack made headlines, but the details of […]

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president’s heart stopped for several minutes. He’s now back at work, ready to share his story.

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: Health, 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

Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Between the ubiquitous goody trays, unending to-do lists and stressful travel itineraries, it can be tough to stay on track when it comes to health during the holiday season, whether it’s sticking to a diet or maintaining an exercise regimen.

Such holiday-fueled pressures may also contribute […]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

Minnesota Vikings star receiver Stefon Diggs honors father, grandmother with custom cleats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs laces up for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, he’ll be paying tribute to his dad, who died from heart disease when Diggs was 14.

Aron Diggs never saw his son play high school football, but he nurtured his […]

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

High-dose statin drugs were more effective than low doses in Japanese patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — For years, Asian doctors haven’t had the kind of solid evidence that U.S. doctors have had to show high-dose statins could lower heart risks in their patients. But a large new study released Monday does just that.

“There has been substantial reluctance to […]

Uninsured patients faced devastating hospital bills for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Most heart attack and stroke patients without health insurance take a devastating financial hit from hospital bills, according to a study conducted before Americans could start getting coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Median hospitalization charges among uninsured recent legislative push is essentially […]

Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Not as many heart surgery patients may need to be exposed to the potential dangers of blood transfusions, according to a new study that researchers say may change current practice.

About half of all heart surgery patients receive blood transfusions, but until now […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment