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Support Network helps with stroke, heart disease emotional recovery


The Support Network, a new initiative to provide emotional and practical support to people living with heart disease and stroke, offers an online community, as well as materials for starting face-to-face community-based support groups. FULL STORY

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Study shows social support helps patients


Having family and friends around you after a heart attack can make you feel better and a new study shows it may make you heal better, too. FULL STORY

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Tech leaders looking toward future of health


Innovation and collaboration in digital technology will hopefully help build a roadmap toward improved health and healthcare, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said during a meeting on health technology. FULL STORY

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Radiation risks should be considered before imaging tests


A new scientific statement says patients should clearly understand why their physician has recommended a heart imaging test and the benefits and risks, including those related to radiation exposure. FULL STORY

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This World Heart Day, create heart-healthy environments where you live, work and play


Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.

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When Karla Manley learned she needed surgery for Transposition of the Great Arteries she was very emotional. But she had a huge group of people who cared. Her husband, her family and friends were beside her the whole way. Life is Why. Support is Why. WATCH VIDEO

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from the Heart

Tawnya Reynolds was a cardiac rehab nurse – not a patient. Then cardiac arrest caused her to collapse in her yard. Luckily, her CPR-trained husband Billy was there to revive her. She’s since had implanted a device that helps regulate her heartbeat. She calls it “Little Billy,” and it’s been there when she’s needed it, too.  FULL STORY

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