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Red everywhere to support women’s heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red will light landmarks, stadiums and office towers coast-to-coast to support women’s heart health on Friday, National Wear Red Day. It’s part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women effort to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Because 80 percent of heart disease […]

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Prevention, Women|Tags: |0 Comments

Congressional lawmakers pledged to Go Red For Women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red on Wednesday to celebrate American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged their support to fight heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is currently […]

Super Bowl champion secretly played with an enlarged heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Long before Jesse Sapolu won four Super Bowls as an offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers – host for Sunday’s Super Bowl – he was told he couldn’t play sports.

Born in Samoa, Sapolu had contracted rheumatic fever as a child.

“It was so painful, my […]

TV viewers will be seeing red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Protecting heart health is a crucial message for newscaster Katie Kenney.

The television host and producer for WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, has lost most of her extended family to heart attacks and other complications of heart disease. She’s careful to make good lifestyle choices […]

President Obama declares February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Obama continued his focus on improving the nation’s health this week by declaring February as American Heart Month and kick starting the annual awareness campaign against the nation’s No. 1 killer.

The tradition of American Heart Month began with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964.

“Affecting […]

Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the […]

Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked with underweight newborns, stillbirths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who develop prehypertension late in pregnancy may be more likely to give birth to underweight or stillborn babies than women whose blood pressure remains normal.

Hypertension (blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or above) has previously been associated with low birth weight and stillbirth. However, […]

Registration open for the Eat Well Challenge

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Eat Well Challenge celebrates American Heart Month by encouraging participants to eat a heart-healthy meal at least once a day throughout all of February.

Participants only need to make healthy choices at home or to look for the leaf icon next to menu items when dining […]

IBM’s Watson brings heart health to work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Workers looking to improve their heart health can now get access to the most proficient of health coaches. IBM’s famous supercomputer Watson is adding heart health to its list of skills.

The American Heart Association announced Monday the launch of its new Workplace Health Achievement Index […]

Baseball great, heart failure patient Rod Carew launches ‘Heart of 29’ campaign

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS – As soon as Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew began recovering from life-threatening heart problems, he became driven by one thought: How can I help?

Carew knew his story could inspire more people to take control of their heart health and encourage more donations toward […]

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, LVAD, Patients, Rod Carew|Tags: |1 Comment