American Heart Association

Cracking jokes and cracking chests


It took Kathy Magliato, M.D., three tries to write the book that eventually became the basis for the new NBC series Heartbeat, which premieres March 23.

First, she tried writing a fact-driven book about heart disease and the risk it poses to women. But the book, […]

March 18th, 2016|Categories: Patients, Women|Tags: , |4 Comments

SimpleScience@Heart: New device powers pacemakers with your heartbeat

Researchers have found a way to convert a heartbeat into energy that can power a pacemaker.

In a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012, aerospace engineers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor developed a prototype cardiac energy harvester. When they connect it to […]