American Heart Association

Longtime volunteer Mosca helped pioneer Go Red For Women


More than three decades ago, Lori Mosca, M.D., was studying for board exams late one night when there was a knock on her bedroom door.

It was her dad. There was sweat on his sternum. His fists were clenched.

He told his daughter, a second-year medical student, […]

Q&A: Weighing potential benefits and risks of daily aspirin therapy

A daily dose of aspirin should not be used routinely to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people who don’t have cardiovascular disease or evidence of heart disease, according to U.S. regulators. They cite a lack of research showing such treatment is beneficial to those who aren’t […]

Many U.S. women don’t know stroke warning signs

Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke , according to research conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and released Wednesday.

In a national phone survey asking 1,205 U.S. women about the signs of stroke, researchers found: Only 18 percent of women identified sudden […]