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Misdiagnosed with panic disorder, teen pushes for more answers

Jessica Weber first had heart rhythm issues at age 15. Misdiagnosed with panic disorder she pushed for more answers and was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia. She tells her stories because heart disease affects everyone and she believes in the power […]

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It takes a village to control blood pressure

A community-based program called "Check It, Change It" used in combination with the American Heart Association’s Heart360 and on-the-ground providers effectively reduced blood pressure among a large group

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Motorcycle lover shares his story for World Stroke Day

At 39, Gabe Scofield felt he was in the best shape of his life. A service manager at a motorcycle dealership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scofield regularly spent

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Study: Patients recall vivid memories during cardiac arrest

Survivors of cardiac arrest may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health issues because they maintained vivid memories of their near-death experiences, according to

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Costs to treat bleeding strokes increase 10 years later

Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain may increase significantly 10 years later, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The Australian

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Dallas, AHA career and health fair set

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the city of Dallas are joining forces Thursday for the first time at the “Explore the AHA Career Fair and Expo.” Peggy

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After-school programs still needed for 19.4 million children, report says

While more than 10 million children participate in after-school programs, there is still a need for programs for another 19.4 million children, according to a report released Thursday by Afterschool

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World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Nearly three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism and six blood clots in her leg veins following routine knee surgery, Amy Fordham-Duff is still healing. But thanks to

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No decision yet by FDA about testosterone limits suggested by panel

Limitations on how testosterone is used and marketed remain under consideration at the Food and Drug Administration following a recent advisory panel recommendation. The Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs

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‘Iolani School AEDs used to help save three lives

When seven years passed without a single use of the Automated External Defibrillators, the ‘Iolani School in Honolulu began to wonder whether the maintenance of the devices was