Results for ' heart disease'
Congenital Heart Defects
What is a congenital heart defect? The American Heart Association offers information about congenital heart defect, the risk of congenital heart defects in adults and children, the types of congenital heart defects, the symptoms of congenital heart defects, the diagnosis of congenital heart defects, the treatment of congenital heart defect and caring for those with congenital heart defects.
Disability Benefits and Health Insurance Options | Heart Disease and Stroke
The American Heart Association explains Disability benefits and health insurance options for the disabled with heart disease or stroke.
Join Kids With Heart
Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story.
At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story.
If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you.
Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process.
Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke!
Heart Valves and Circulation
To fully understand your valve condition or the problems you or your loved one may be facing, it helps to understand the basics of heart valves and circulation.
Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference
Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
How to Help Prevent Heart Disease - At Any Age
The American Heart Association explains how to prevent heart disease in your 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond. Here's how!
Heart Valve Surgery Goals
When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle
The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
Fetal Echocardiography / Your Unborn Baby's Heart
The American Heart Association explains fetal echocardiogram; a specialized cardiac test for expectant parents on their unborn child.
Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease
Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.