American Heart Association

Cryptogenic stroke: Explaining the unexplained

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

College student Scott Thompson was kicking a soccer ball in the school gym when his head started playing tricks on him.

“I felt a click and a cool rush sensation,” he said. “It felt like somebody was pouring cool water on my head.”

He stopped, thinking a […]

May 18th, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cryptogenic stroke: Explaining the unexplained

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘You don’t have to be overweight and out of shape to have a heart problem’

Susan O’Brien was living happily with her new husband Mark and their two puppies in their dream home, enjoying good times as summer approached.

“Life was wonderful,” recalled Susan, a petite woman in her 50s who exercised regularly and was in seemingly good health. “I felt great.”

Then something startling happened […]

September 11th, 2014|Categories: Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘You don’t have to be overweight and out of shape to have a heart problem’