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After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Davy Hobson was notorious for last-minute Valentine’s gifts. But on Feb. 14, 2013, he was ahead of the game.

“I’d bought my wife’s gift a day early for the first time since we were married,” he said.

When the home health nurse from Tyler, Texas, left for […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Texas man learned he’d need a new heart

High thyroid levels may put older adults at risk

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High levels of thyroid hormone may put older adults at risk for heart disease and death, a recent study showed.

Middle-age and older people with high or high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called FT4 had double the odds of high coronary artery calcification scores, an […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on High thyroid levels may put older adults at risk

Congenital heart defects linked to increased risk of dementia

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Being born with a heart defect may raise the odds of later developing dementia, especially early-onset dementia, a new study finds.

Each year, at least 40,000 infants in the United States are affected by a congenital heart defect. The cause is unknown, but it’s thought that […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Congenital heart defects linked to increased risk of dementia

After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

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Victoria Lewellen was about 10 years old when her pediatrician detected a heart murmur during a routine exam.

Follow-up medical tests revealed she had a bicuspid aortic valve — a condition that had gone undiagnosed since her birth. It is the most common congenital heart condition and it may […]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

Things to know: Fainting should be evaluated by doctors

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While fainting is fairly common, it could be a sign of a heart problem.

Heart-related causes are to blame for fainting more often in people older than 60 compared to younger people, according to guidelines for medical professionals. This could be due to underlying heart disease […]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Things to know: Fainting should be evaluated by doctors

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

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New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The AHA, one of the top funders […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

Learning to navigate congenital heart disease as an adult

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Ten months after she was born, Lauren Evanovich had open-heart surgery to repair a hole in her heart and aortic valve.

As she got older, Evanovich avoided strenuous activity and saw a cardiologist twice a year. Otherwise she didn’t think much about what her congenital heart […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Learning to navigate congenital heart disease as an adult

Country goes red to draw attention to heart disease and stroke in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nothing can keep Kimberly Moore from spreading the word about heart disease and stroke in women – not even surgery.

From her hospital bed this week, Moore urged family and friends on social media to wear red on Friday to show their support, raise awareness and […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Country goes red to draw attention to heart disease and stroke in women

Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

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Older women who survive cancer are at much higher risk of death from heart disease, according to a panel of experts who are working to lessen that double whammy.

In its first scientific statement on cardiovascular disease and breast cancer, the American Heart Association […]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

As American Heart Month kicks off, Trump encourages Americans to lead healthy lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The message from President Trump’s declaration of February as American Heart Month was clear: In the fight against heart disease — the nation’s No. 1 killer — the name of the game is healthy living.

His remarks issued Thursday help kick off the annual awareness initiative […]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease|Tags: |Comments Off on As American Heart Month kicks off, Trump encourages Americans to lead healthy lives