American Heart Association

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

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

Women, doctors need to focus on both heart health and reproductive health, experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women, only a fraction of them discuss heart health during annual ob-gyn visits, according to a new survey.

That missed connection between heart and reproductive health is important because many women consider their ob-gyns as their […]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Women, doctors need to focus on both heart health and reproductive health, experts say

Awardee Haddock committed to global outreach

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Traveling the world for business, Ron Haddock has witnessed the global need for cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention. He’s also experienced it in his personal life.

“I’ve had my chest cracked twice with two open-heart surgeries,” Haddock said. In the mid-1990s, though seemingly healthy, he was […]

Survey: Heart disease isn’t top concern for women, doctors – even though it’s the No. 1 killer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Despite being the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, cardiovascular disease is not the top concern for women – or physicians, according to a survey published Thursday.

The reasons? Social stigma about body weight that keeps women from talking about it with […]

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

Knowing heart attack symptoms postpartum

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The terrifying chest pains and tightness started two weeks after Bronwyn Pullin had her baby boy.

“I brushed it off as anxiety about a new baby and all the changes that come with it,” said Pullin. “I would try laying down, moving around or eating. The […]