Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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

All posts in Blog

AHA, CHF join forces to help kids with heart defects

When Brycen Principe was born, his parents were overjoyed. But devastating news soon turned their excitement into shock, disbelief — and fear. Tiny Brycen had a heart defect. “All I can remember thinking is ‘my baby is going to die,’” […]

Continue Reading...

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

BLOG-Blood-Pressure

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

Burke

STORIES FROM THE HEART: After losing teenage son, family promotes CPR training in high school

No matter the sport, 14-year-old Burke Cobb loved to compete. The oldest of three boys, Burke played football, basketball, lacrosse and was a swim team member. With all that

gabescofield3

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

Fresh Vegetables

Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines

memory

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

junkfood

Beware of too many Halloween treats for children

It’s a trick-or-treat tradition: counting up all the pieces of sugary loot, paying the “parent tax” and negotiating trades. Then there’s another dilemma. Just how many pieces do you

BLOG NEWS Trans fat-02

Trans fat and saturated fat consumption down, but not enough

Despite eating a third less trans fats and cutting down on saturated fat during the last 30 years, people are still consuming more than recommended, according to a

Annette Emily Michelle

Governor signs CPR in Schools legislation moving it to next stage

New York moved closer this week toward becoming the 20th state to have CPR in Schools after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a revised CPR in Schools bill. The new