American Heart Association

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Med school student helps save a patient’s life — his

As a student at the University of Virginia medical school, Cullen Timmons was taking a two-week elective called Advanced Physical Diagnosis last fall when he pressed the circular tip of the stethoscope against his own chest.

He noticed a murmur, a swish after the second beat.

Not normal, he knew. So […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Pregnancy masked her heart failure; now she helps warn others about heart disease

When Jill Russell started feeling chest pains late in her pregnancy, her doctor offered a simple explanation. It was probably just anxiety over the arrival of her daughter.
Relax, she was told.
Jill figured that made sense. After all, before becoming pregnant, she was the epitome of good health – at […]