American Heart Association

Family history of high blood pressure focuses trainer’s mission on heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Celebrity trainer Scott Parker works with clients across the globe eager to lose weight, build stamina and sculpt muscles. After watching his father struggle with severe hypertension, he makes sure controlling high blood pressure is also on their list.

Parker, who is based in Los Angeles, […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Family history of high blood pressure focuses trainer’s mission on heart health

Patient privacy versus stroke research for the greater good

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Longtime stroke researcher Patrice Lindsay, Ph.D., has had a front-row seat to medical advances for treating the world’s No. 2 killer. And as a survivor, she knows firsthand how far patient care has come since her stroke in 2001.

Programs that track quality of […]

R&B talent manager’s life-changing stroke also changes his work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Cory Taylor woke up feeling numb on his right side, he initially thought he’d just slept on it funny.

He was a busy man and he continued with his day and didn’t think much about the numbness, which seemed to go away at first.

A longtime […]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Health, multicultural, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on R&B talent manager’s life-changing stroke also changes his work

Mom saves son with CPR after heart-stopping hit to chest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It all started out so normally.

Jose Agredano, 16, had a soccer match on Feb. 16. In California, the San Benito High School team was playing Watsonville High, at Watsonville’s field. Jose’s parents, Jose Sr. and Gina, a family care doctor, were on the sidelines.

A hard […]

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, multicultural, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Mom saves son with CPR after heart-stopping hit to chest

Speaking Spanish may be key to recruiting more Hispanics for stroke studies

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For years, many U.S. Hispanics have been excluded from treatment studies because they don’t speak English. So a handful of Southern California researchers got creative when recruiting patients for a recent project.

Would having Spanish-speaking staff and Spanish-language materials result in significantly more Hispanic […]

Heart recipient dedicates ‘second life’ to enrolling organ donors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For weeks, Roxanne Watson thought she’d pulled a muscle in her back.

“I worked in a retail store and was helping unload merchandise from a truck when I felt this pain,” recalls Watson, 62, who lives in Nanuet, New York.

After taking a couple of aspirin she […]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, multicultural, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart recipient dedicates ‘second life’ to enrolling organ donors

Minorities less likely to get heart device

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

Some healthcare providers are dropping the ball when it comes to treating women and minorities with severe heart failure, a recent […]

Baseball great Rod Carew on heart-kidney donor Konrad Reuland: ‘I’ve got a great partner’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ENCINO, California – As a ballplayer, Rod Carew understood the importance of being a good teammate. Now that he’s carrying someone else’s heart and kidney, he’s a teammate of a wildly different sort.

Still, many of the same rules apply, such as doing what’s best for […]

Japanese study: Unemployment may increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Unemployment appears to increase the risk of having a stroke in middle-age men and women, according to a Japanese study.

Compared with continuously employed middle-aged Japanese participants, those experiencing at least one period of unemployment had increased risks of developing and dying from ischemic (clot) stroke […]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Health, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Japanese study: Unemployment may increase stroke risk

Mexican-Americans may get less intense stroke rehab

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Life after a stroke can be marred by significant impairments, with survivors having to relearn how to speak, walk or carry out day-to-day activities such as cooking and getting dressed. That’s why stroke rehabilitation is recommended to aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of […]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Health, multicultural, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mexican-Americans may get less intense stroke rehab