American Heart Association

F.A.S.T. stroke app helps save a life


There’s an app for that. It’s a cute catchphrase in our era of uber-smart phones, but Charity Grable is living proof that it’s true – and that an app just might be able to help in times of debilitating crisis.

When the 44-year-old mother of three […]

Stroke Hero video game teaches kids to recognize, respond to stroke

Children who played a 15-minute Stroke Hero video game were more likely to recognize a stroke and call 9-1-1, according to a new study.

Researchers evaluated a group of about 200 lower-income nine- and ten-year-olds from the Bronx, N.Y., before and after they played Stroke Hero to see if the children recognized […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Speed matters in stroke treatment: 30-minute delay = 10 percent drop in good recovery

It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent.

Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that a half-hour delay in removing a blood clot that’s causing a stroke equates to the 10 percent drop in likelihood of […]