American Heart Association

Congenital heart defect survivor overcomes anxiety as an adult

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As with most Saturdays, Michael King was on the basketball court refereeing another game in 2011 when he started feeling hot and tired. He stepped outside for some fresh air. A friend went to check on him but couldn’t find a pulse, even though King […]

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Congenital heart defect survivor overcomes anxiety as an adult

A star is born in 8-year-old survivor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Twelve hours after Anabelle Provisor was born, a nurse’s assistant noticed she was having trouble nursing.

“She would latch on, but was soon sleepy and lethargic,” recalled Arlene Provisor, Anabelle’s mom.

A pulse oximetry reading – a diagnostic test mandated by most states for all newborns – […]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: Children, Heart Disease, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A star is born in 8-year-old survivor