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Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Despite earlier research suggestions, strenuous physical activity doesn’t raise atrial fibrillation risk in older women. They can reduce the risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more high-intensity physical activity.

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Frequent ER heart failure visits hard on healthcare system

Nearly 80 percent of hospitalized heart failure patients come to the emergency room, illuminating the burden the condition plays on healthcare systems, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes.

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Rhys Winchester has interests, ideas and dreams that are typical of any 10-year-old. But the stroke she suffered before she was born -- and how she has handled herself since -- illustrate her unique perseverance and strength.

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Olympian Tasks

Cliff Meidl was working as a plumber’s assistant when he made contact with electrical cables, going into cardiac arrest before he was revived with an AED device. He lost toes, knee mass and suffered serious wounds. But he wasn’t content just to leave the burn ward. Today, Meidl is a two-time Olympian on the kayak team.

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From Pain Points to Point-of-Need Health care

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

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Vicki’s story of congestive heart failure – and how her family responded – is yet another example of why the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association exist: Life is why.

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Seeing Amy Steinbrech walking and talking – not to mention hiking and biking – and it’s tough to imagine that she was ever anything but an active person. Yet in the first few hours of 2013, a stroke left her unable to even alert her loved ones that she was in trouble.

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10-year-old defies expectations despite early stroke

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