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On Facebook, there are pictures of 16-year-old Chase Morris playing tennis, hanging out with pals and dressed up for a formal event. In May 2013, Chase’s days of making memories ended because of sudden cardiac arrest. Now his family is devoted to helping others avoid their pain. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
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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