American Heart Association

Uterine cancer survivor now fights against congestive heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda thought she’d overcome her greatest trial when she survived uterine cancer. Six years later, she learned she had a bigger test ahead when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

A former Marine, Rodriguez-Zepeda thought her constant exhaustion was simply a byproduct of juggling […]

Twin sisters, both nurses, living with heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As twins, Kimberly Ketter and Shaun Rivers have been through just about everything together: first day of school, learning to drive, graduation.

But there was one moment that altered the lives of the sisters from Richmond, Virginia.

Kim first suspected something was wrong in May 2009 when […]

New ambassador program to support heart failure patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Am I going to die?

It’s the first question many people ask when they’re told they have heart failure.

But a group of American Heart Association volunteers are heralding a positive message: A heart failure diagnosis isn’t a death sentence if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay […]