Saturday 25 Oct 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

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Yancy’s ‘compellingly rewarding’ devotion to AHA has benefitted him, organization and all Americans

A few months into his cardiology fellowship, Clyde Yancy was asked by the head of his division to speak to the local American Heart Association office about women and heart disease. It wasn’t his specialty, but he learned enough to […]

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Elliott Antman, M.D.

Early discovery led Antman to cardiology research, AHA; now he’s the organization’s president

In his third year of medical school, Elliott Antman thought he would become a neurosurgeon. He wasn’t set on it, though, and kept searching for something that might

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Dennis begins second year as AHA chair with gusto

Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.” He’s exhibit A. It

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Longtime Boy Scout leader no longer taking chances with his health

Jose Lepervanche knew he was at risk of a cardiac event. He even tried to prevent it. He just wasn’t able to keep trying. Not even after the first time

Julie & Wade Pannell

STORIES FROM THE HEART: A heart attack at 37 sent marathon runner down a new path

Julie Pannell dropped off her kids at school before heading to the YMCA to swim with her friend Hannah as part of their training for a triathlon. After about

Michelle at National Lobby Day in 2013

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘He didn’t want to look at our daughter and tell her I’m not coming home’

Just home from grocery shopping, Michelle Johnston pulled her truck into the driveway. As her daughter, Sydney, went to help her take the bags inside, Michelle bent down

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A father’s second chance, his company’s new passion

On perhaps the last night of his life, Brian Curin was told he needed to get some rest for the big day ahead. If he couldn’t drift off

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AHA marks 90 years of saving, improving lives

The American Heart Association’s founders faced shocking ignorance and hopelessness about heart disease. Tuesday the organization will mark how far it has come in fighting the No. 1 killer of

Lauren Kornacki

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Lifting a 3,500-pound car was only the start to saving her dad’s life; knowing CPR made a difference, too

One summer afternoon, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki arrived home from her job as a lifeguard with hopes of borrowing the family car to go visit her best friend. The car

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Retired Coast Guard Senior Chief shares story to educate others – especially men

Robert Epps was working the soundboard at his local church one Sunday morning when he walked up the stairs to the office. This simple activity left the 31-year-old