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Screening young athletes











The recurring debate over whether to make ECGs part of the pre-sports exam for young athletes made its ways to the NCAA and state legislatures.

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Heart of Gold













Student born with heart defect is dedicated to saving lives and raising awareness as she seeks Girl Scouts’ highest honor.

Read more about Caroline Hickam

Harnessing the immune system to prevent heart disease












Ramy Arnaout is studying how the immune system could be harnessed to prevent heart disease.

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Stories from the Heart: Tim & Ty'Meisha Sloan









Ty'Meisha Sloan is 11 and on her fourth pacemaker. Being a survivor of heart disease is a source of pride - especially since her mother wasn't as fortunate.

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Metabolic abnormalities increase risk in black women



Metabolic
abnormalities
increase risk
in black women

Metabolic abnormalities may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women.

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Support group, home exercise, improves mobility



Support group,
home exercise
improves mobility

Group therapy that encourages walking at home improves and prevents mobility loss among patients with clogged arteries in the legs.

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Huffington Post - Nancy Brown 05182015


Inventive mom’s mantra: Practice hearts make perfect surgery

After her infant’s heart surgery, Anne Garcia realized doctors could prepare better by using 3D models. Now she’s devoted to making that standard.

Read AHA CEO Nancy Brown’s latest column

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Know the Heart Attack and Stroke Warning Signs

If you or someone else is experiencing these warning signs of heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest, call 9-1-1 right away.

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What's for lunch?

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown visits Dallas students to talk about healthy school meals. The Charles Rice Learning Center is among the 95 percent of schools nationwide that meet nutritional standards for school meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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