Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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

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Dan and Kirsten Wessel

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife asked him to dress up as Santa Claus for a program at […]

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Zach-and-Caleb

Saved by CPR, he’s now certified in it – and encourages others to learn, too

During a softball game at church camp, lightning struck from a cloudless sky, hitting Zach and leaving him motionless on the ground behind third base. His eyes had

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This teen loves showing what her heart can do

Perseverance is tough. Persevering with a good attitude is even tougher. That's what makes Katherine Schroeder so remarkable. Katherine is only 13, but has undergone 15 surgeries or other

Penny-Santoro

‘Perky Penny’ encourages, inspires fellow stroke survivors

Penny Santoro loves using her story to encourage people to understand the warning signs of a stroke. She’s even used storytelling as part of her recovery. Last winter, she

Nancy Capelle

She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT

As an emergency medical technician and CPR trainer, Nancy Capelle helps save lives. Not long ago, she was the one in need of emergency care. A week after turning 40,

Dr-Ewy

Saving lives became easier thanks to this ‘CPR Giant’

Almost everyone has heard of CPR, the procedure that improves survival rates among those who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. But what most people don’t know

Eugene Brown

Artist inspired by his own stroke recovery

Eugene Brown considers the artwork he’s created the last 13 years to be more intense and more creative than ever before. What led to such a change? A stroke

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Smokers who quit cut heart disease risk faster than previous estimates

Cigarette smokers over age 65 may be able to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease-related deaths to the level of never-smokers when they quit faster than previously reported,

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Coffee may help perk up your blood vessels

The caffeine in a cup of coffee might help your small blood vessels work better, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. A study

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Local campaign seeks unsweetened drink options

A new public awareness campaign in Maryland is encouraging soft drink makers such as The Coca-Cola Company to more heavily promote its healthier options instead of sugary beverages. The