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Jessica Weber first had heart rhythm issues at age 15. Misdiagnosed with panic disorder she pushed for more answers and was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia. She tells her stories because heart disease affects everyone and she believes in the power of a woman’s heart.
To further research and help the more than 40,000 children born with a heart defect each year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation are forming a new alliance.
help blood pressure
A recently published study shows a combination of community-based programs, including "Check It, Change It" and Heart360, effectively reduced blood pressure in a diverse population group.
There’s nothing Marla and Jim Cobb can do to bring back their son, Burke. But they can do something to help others avoid the tragic loss they’ve suffered – and they have. Their 14-year-old son’s memory endures in the Burke Cobb Act, a new law that requires CPR and AED training for Louisiana high school students. FULL STORY
Gabe Scofield’s stroke and recovery exemplify why World Stroke Day was created -- to help spread public awareness of the high risk and prevalence of stroke.
whole grains, nuts
lower stroke risk
New guidelines say eating Mediterranean or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke.
Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.
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