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Maloney describes his bicycle trek as his second-toughest challenge behind stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before starting a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke, former Intel executive Sean Maloney described the trek as the second-toughest challenge of his life – behind only a stroke that left him unable to talk or use his right side.

Halfway […]

Ryley Williams to testify to promote funding for pediatric stroke research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ryley Williams was 15 years old, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound football player – and he was also the victim of a stroke.

Today, nearly three years after intense surgeries and still in ongoing physical therapy, he will be testifying before Congress on Wednesday to promote more funding […]

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

American Heart Association cancels conference due to violent Baltimore protests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With increasing violence and a state of emergency in Baltimore, the American Heart Association is cancelling the 2015 QCOR conference that was scheduled in the city this week.

“Your safety and well-being are our highest concerns,” read the notice sent to attendees late Monday night soon […]

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

New initiative to get heart, stroke treatment guidelines to patients faster

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association is a leader in developing science-based treatment guidelines known to improve outcomes for heart disease and stroke patients. But getting those guidelines consistently used in patient care can often take years. That’s why the association is launching a new initiative that […]

Researcher to highlight for legislators the importance of research funding

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a girl of 11, Shobha Ghosh experienced the deaths of both her mother and older sister in the span of just 10 days. It was a trauma that would set her on a course she has travelled for four decades now, a search to […]

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Long-term exposure to air pollution may harm your brain

Pollution doesn’t just hurt the environment — it could be bad for the brain too. Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution could subtly change the brain’s structure and lead to cognitive impairment and hidden brain damage, according to new research.

The key findings, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, […]

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Washington State to require pulse oximetry screenings of all newborns

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Washington is the latest state to require a simple and inexpensive test to screen all newborns for congenital heart defects.

The legislation was signed into law on Tuesday and requires that all of the state’s newborns – nearly 87,000 per year — will get a pulse […]

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Emily Adamczak’s mother honors Akron High School

Akron High School is a very important place to Emily Adamczak’s mother. It’s full of many memories from the sweet, bubbly girl’s final years. And it’s a symbol of hope – where lifesaving efforts are underway to prevent other kids from dying far too early from sudden cardiac arrest.

On […]

April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Stroke survivor crosses finish line

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The weather wasn’t on Katie Buteau’s side when she got to the start line at the Boston Marathon.

“We were not exactly rewarded for months of training in freezing temperatures and nine feet of snow,” she said of Monday’s race. “It was chilly, rainy and windy.”

But […]

April 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Adamczak works tirelessly in her daughter’s memory

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Emily Adamczak was 14 when she went into sudden cardiac arrest during soccer practice, then died in her mother’s arms.

“If I had known what had happened, I would have started CPR,” said her mother, Annette Adamczak.

The school in the town where Emily died in 2009 […]

April 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments