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Known Risks Don't Explain Blacks' Higher Rates of Sudden Cardiac Death

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A sizable study still can't explain why black Americans are much more likely than whites to suffer sudden cardiac death. "At the end of the day, we just don't have a full understanding of why…

Heart Surgery Won't Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds. Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain function among patients who had heart surgery…

AHA: A Black Filmmaker's Look at the Heart (Health) of Her Community

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Jasmine Johnson has become reacquainted with the South Dallas neighborhood where she grew up. Much is familiar, but she's noticed there aren't many places that sell fresh food. The 29-year-old…

Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program -- a boost in their sex life. Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual…

AHA: It Took Heart Attack to Reveal Young Woman's Heart Defect

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Growing up, Alanna Gardner learned she couldn't be too active. If she was, she would faint. Sometimes the spells prompted an emergency room visit. Doctors, however, never diagnosed…

AHA: Startling These Twins Could Put Their Hearts at Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Katie and Lance Cox were watching TV one evening, their infant twins Carter and John asleep nearby, when Katie dropped the remote control. As it clattered across the floor, the couple…

AHA: Achilles Tendon May Be Window Into Heart Disease Severity

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research…

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He's 12 and Healthy.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his struggles to breastfeed. Perhaps she…

AHA: PTSD Common Among Those Who Suffer Tear in the Aorta's Wall

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic…

AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and…

AHA: She Refuses to Let A Heart-Stopping Moment Slow Her

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Creating art and tackling do-it-yourself projects are soothing pastimes for many people, and 37-year-old Amy Cavaliere is one of them. The mother of three from Royersford, Pennsylvania…

AHA: Can Daylight Saving Time Hurt the Heart? Prepare Now for Spring

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Autumn temperatures may have just arrived, but it's already time to "fall back" an hour. For people who have heart-related problems, they may want to apply that extra 60 minutes in their…