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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After surviving cardiac arrest, Butch Gibbs works to save others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With their years of experience working with medical emergencies, Butch and Susie Gibbs knew Butch was in grave danger the night he started having chest pains.

Susie took his blood pressure and found it was dangerously low. She called the hospital where she works as an […]

Heart attack risk in menopausal women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although menopause increases heart disease risk, menopausal women have a lower risk of dying from heart attack than men, according to new research.

Menopause is the biological process that ends menstruation and fertility. Researchers studied 23,086 black and white adults over age 45 to examine how […]

July 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Albert named Healthcare Volunteer of the Year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
Nancy Albert has studied the heart and taught many others about it during her career in nursing, research and teaching, but her experiences aren’t strictly academic. She has hugged, consoled and helped people adjust to life after heart disease.

“Nurses spend a lot of time providing […]

July 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Helmsley Charitable Trust honored for funding Mission: Lifeline programs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The vast landscape of the sparsely populated rural Upper Midwest was for many years extremely dangerous for heart attack victims.

When somebody there suffered a “STEMI” — a deadly heart attack marked by complete blockage of a coronary artery — medical help was often too far […]

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Researcher Hall honored for work in high blood pressure, obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After decades of scientific research into obesity, John Hall knows that the formula for controlling your weight is not simple. He also knows it can be difficult for most people to follow the current diet and exercise strategies.

“We’ve been programmed throughout human history to seek […]

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Institute of Medicine report provides strategies for improving cardiac arrest survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nine out of 10 people who suffer from cardiac arrest outside a hospital die, but survival rates could be improved dramatically with more CPR training, a nationwide registry and other strategies, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine.

Cardiac arrest results from […]

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Alliance celebrates 10 years, looks to get kids moving more

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

While the Alliance for a Healthier Generation celebrates 10 years of fighting childhood obesity by focusing on nutrition, the nationwide organization is also stepping things up for the next decade with big plans to get more kids moving.

The Alliance, which turned 10 in May, was […]

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Guidelines urge new approach to treating worst strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hospitals nationwide may soon change how they treat the most disabling strokes after new guidelines released Monday recommend using tiny devices to snag large clots from a blocked artery within the brain.

The clot-removal devices are wire cages called stent retrievers, or “stentrievers,” and the American […]

PTSD, trauma may raise heart, stroke risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is the largest to examine PTSD […]

Sacco earns organization’s highest award for decades of service

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., was still in medical school at Boston University when one of his mentors led him to understand and embrace a critical concept: Something could actually be done about stroke.

Sacco has been driving for change ever since. He has been involved in […]

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments