American Heart Association

7 proven ways to keep your heart healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially a very good time to check in on your heart health. February is American Heart Month, designated by the president each year to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness.

It’s easy to learn about your heart health and how to improve it, […]

Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients all over the country will have more access to sophisticated stroke care and cardiac rehabilitation after heart attacks, under new legislation.

The American Heart Association advocated for the provisions in a two-year budget deal signed into law Friday.

Under the legislation, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine, […]

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation

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

After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

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Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Because of its extremely high prevalence, hypertension is a leading cause of preventable death and a contributor to premature disability and institutionalization in seniors.

Reviews by medical experts of a raft of studies showed that the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death can be reduced […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

More than a heart flutter: What happens when AFib changes your world?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spencer Moseley is not the type of person you’d expect to have a heart problem.

A dedicated runner with 50 marathons under his belt, Moseley kept meticulous track of his pace while logging 45 to 60 miles a week. Usually, he kept a steady 7:30 per-mile […]

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

Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds