American Heart Association

TV anchor’s high blood pressure diagnosis ‘a wake-up call’


A high blood pressure diagnosis at age 27 gave Jessica Larche the motivation she needed to make the lifestyle changes she’d been struggling with her whole life.

“It was a wake-up call,” said Larche, who had high self-esteem but “decided it wasn’t about losing weight for […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Nurse who missed her own stroke symptoms now encouraging others to learn warning signs

As a nurse, Lorena Rivera is used to treating stroke patients.

Being one never entered her mind, even though, as it turned out, she’d already had two strokes.

Her condition went undiagnosed because the possibility of a stroke never entered the mind of the doctors she worked alongside, either.

When her arm […]