American Heart Association

TedMed: Conversations about childhood obesity

Efforts to end childhood obesity are showing results, but challenges remain.

“Sadly, we are far from declaring victory,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Tuesday during a TedMed Google+ Hangout.  “While there are slight declines among young children, the rate of severe obesity is on the rise among […]

Yancy’s ‘compellingly rewarding’ devotion to AHA has benefitted him, organization and all Americans

A few months into his cardiology fellowship, Clyde Yancy was asked by the head of his division to speak to the local American Heart Association office about women and heart disease.

It wasn’t his specialty, but he learned enough to enlighten the others. The speech went so well that he […]

Early discovery led Antman to cardiology research, AHA; now he’s the organization’s president

In his third year of medical school, Elliott Antman thought he would become a neurosurgeon. He wasn’t set on it, though, and kept searching for something that might interest him more.

As part of his pursuit, he signed up for a research elective in the lab of the school’s top […]

Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease, President Obama wrote in the annual federal proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month.

The designation is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 […]

Former President George W. Bush released from hospital

Former President George W. Bush was released from a Dallas hospital on Wednesday, a day after undergoing coronary artery stenting to widen a narrowed artery.

Doctors discovered the issue during an annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas earlier this week. A stent was inserted later at Texas […]

Former President George W. Bush receives stent to open heart blockage

Former President George W. Bush is expected to return to a normal schedule in a few days after a successful heart procedure to fix a blockage in an artery.

In a procedure called angioplasty, doctors inserted a stent into the heart of the nation’s 43rd president on Tuesday morning at […]