American Heart Association

Congressional lawmakers pledged to Go Red For Women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red on Wednesday to celebrate American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged their support to fight heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is currently […]

TV viewers will be seeing red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Protecting heart health is a crucial message for newscaster Katie Kenney.

The television host and producer for WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, has lost most of her extended family to heart attacks and other complications of heart disease. She’s careful to make good lifestyle choices […]

President Obama declares February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Obama continued his focus on improving the nation’s health this week by declaring February as American Heart Month and kick starting the annual awareness campaign against the nation’s No. 1 killer.

The tradition of American Heart Month began with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964.

“Affecting […]

Survivors, lawmakers call for expanded access to cardiac rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac rehabilitation could help the roughly 965,000 Americans who suffer a coronary event each year, as well as patients diagnosed with heart failure. Yet research has found that only one-eighth of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries participate in cardiac rehab programs.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised […]

Poor sleep in seniors linked to hardened brain arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Poor sleep quality in elderly persons is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain – both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment. The findings are […]

Coast Guard officer a model for recovery after heart valve surgeries

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Robert Epps went years not knowing he had a life-threatening heart condition. He had only a couple days to process how open-heart surgery to replace a valve would change his life.

Now, as an American Heart Association Heart Valve Patient Ambassador, Epps offers hope to other […]

Women with diabetes exposed to air pollution at higher risk for heart disease

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with diabetes who are exposed to air pollution for long periods may have a much higher risk for heart disease, according to a long-term, nationwide study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Although studies have shown that people with diabetes are particularly […]

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Clean Air, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: , |1 Comment

AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many people of his generation, Nathaniel Creager spent the prime years of his life with a constant companion: cigarettes.

He fired through three packs of unfiltered Chesterfields daily for about 30 years. Later in life, after he’d finally quit, his legs hurt when he walked […]

Mom refuses to let strong family history seal her fate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Pacella knows all too well how devastating heart disease can be.

She lost three grandparents to heart disease before she was a born and the fourth when she was a young child. At 16, she was there when her father died at age 51 from […]

St. Jude Medical Foundation commits $1 million to improve heart failure care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

St. Jude Medical Foundation is donating $1 million to improve hospital care for heart failure patients in Minnesota and Texas.

The pilot sponsorship program for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure initiative will fund staff, training, clinical tools, patient education materials and data […]