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Pregnancy-related heart failure most often in weeks after birth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A recent study shows that most pregnancy-related heart failure occurs during the first six weeks after the baby is born.

That’s an issue because usually women are discharged a few days after they deliver and don’t go back to their doctor for six weeks, so important […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Failure, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Pregnancy-related heart failure most often in weeks after birth

9 African-American pioneers in medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The contributions of African-Americans to medicine date back to the American Revolutionary War. In honor of Black History Month, this list highlights some of the notable figures who have championed better health care access for black Americans, helped develop medical breakthroughs and broke glass ceilings […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 9 African-American pioneers in medicine

Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Molly Hemphill is a congenital heart survivor and recently selected as a competitor on television series “American Ninja Warrior.” She shares her life story and future goals:

At 25 years old, my life changed overnight.

I was struggling to fall asleep, unsure why, when my heart began […]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Surviving a heart defect to become an American Ninja Warrior

Women are less likely to get CPR from bystanders

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bystanders are less likely to give women CPR, according to a recent review of data compiled from clinics that study cardiac arrest and trauma.

According to data compiled by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada, 45 percent […]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: CPR, Health, Healthy Living, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Women are less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Women in Congress wear red to support women’s heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red Wednesday to celebrate the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged to be part of the effort to reduce women’s heart disease and stroke risks.

Heart disease […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Women|Tags: |Comments Off on Women in Congress wear red to support women’s heart health

Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The dedication and athleticism on display during the Winter Olympics is awesome to watch, both as exhilarating entertainment and as a reminder of just how impossible these feats can seem for us mere mortals.

But a few of the U.S. Olympic Team’s veteran athletes […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

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

Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red dresses, heart signs and dance steps all traveled down the runway Thursday night as celebrity models showed their support in kicking heart disease by kicking off New York’s Fashion Week.

Celebrity models, actresses, social influencers and musical artists all donned red designer gowns — and […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

Emerging designer to move into the fashion show spotlight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fashion designer Taneasha Prunty hesitated when she got the invitation to submit a sketch for New York Fashion Week’s annual Red Dress Collection fashion show.

She eventually talked herself out of applying. But then she continued to mull over the idea and realized she needed to […]

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