Heart Disease Articles

  • True Romance: Proof positive that running is good for the heart

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Maybe Ginny and Matt Vietti would have fallen in love anyway. Maybe that night in Austin, after ending their shift at Macaroni Grill and going for drinks with co-workers, neither would have mentioned running or the Austin Marathon each had completed. One of them did, and thus, their future was...

  • He credits stroke survival to fitness, fast-thinking friend

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Richard “Rick” Amend, 62, did nearly everything right, but three years ago, he still suffered a stroke. He was playing golf in August 2012 on a course in Arnold. “I just started feeling funny, so I sat down; I couldn’t stand up,” he said. A golf partner called an ambulance. A short time later,...

  • The Dallas Morning News Leslie Barker column

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    With such an overload of nutritional information out there, Caroline Susie hears plenty of questions. People ask the registered and licensed dietitian with Methodist Health System: What should they be eating — or not eating? What do they need to worry about — or not worry about? What needs to...

  • St. Mary's students jump rope to benefit American Heart Association

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Pupils at St. Mary's Elementary School in Joplin raised an unprecedented $8,686 for the American Heart Association during their recent Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, the school announced Wednesday. The annual fundraiser is put on in schools across the country by the national association to...

  • Oklahoma baseball: Sooners coach Pete Hughes back at work after heart attack scare

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    NORMAN — Sunday, as his Oklahoma baseball team was hosting Sam Houston State, Sooners coach Pete Hughes was 15 miles away from L. Dale Mitchell Park, unconscious. Hughes was undergoing an angioplasty, a day after leaving the ballpark during OU’s game after feeling persistent chest pains. It...

  • Which is healthier? A nutritionist weighs in on certain foods

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Olive oil or coconut oil? Tofu or tempeh? Ever wondered which of your health food decisions are actually healthiest? With all of the choices (and conflicting information) out there, it can be confusing. So we called in Elissa Goodman, a certified holistic nutritionist, and asked her to make the...

  • Family who lost teen son meets woman who received his heart

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia family who lost their teenage son in a car wreck the day before his graduation met the woman received his heart. WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1HTf20D ) reports 18-year-old Zachary Harrison died a year ago when a car he was a passenger in crashed the day before his graduation...

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar briefly examined at LA hospital

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar briefly returned to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, two weeks after the 68-year-old NBA career scoring leader had quadruple coronary bypass surgery. "This morning, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was experiencing some dizziness following his April 16...

  • Belgian player remains critical after heart failure on field

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens remained in critical condition on Wednesday, two days after he suffered heart failure during a training match. The 24-year-old player in Belgium's top division collapsed early in Monday's game, and has been kept in a coma as doctors continue to...

  • Celladon shares dive on failed heart drug study

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Celladon Corp. plummeted after the biotechnology company said its developing heart failure treatment failed to meet key goals in a pivotal study. The stock shed $10.18, or 74 percent, to $3.50 in premarket trading about 45 minutes before the market open. The San...

  • Well-meaning but erroneous online medical advice can be deadly

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    If a heart attack doesn’t kill you, advice on your Facebook page could. An old, discredited email has found new life on social media, advising people who are alone during a heart attack to breathe deeply and cough vigorously as a way to save their lives. This supposedly increases oxygen levels...

  • She changed her life after heart attack

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    That December day, the day after she’d celebrated “a wonderful Christmas” with her grown children, might have been Ann Hamilton’s last. On Dec. 26, 2014, she began to feel joint pain. She nearly disregarded it; she had a pin in her left arm from an accident some years ago. “I thought it was...

  • Quinn on Nutrition: Lessons on heart disease from the ancients

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Ancient Egyptians ate fish, birds, barley, dates, olives, beans, onions, cucumbers and food from domesticated cattle, sheep and goats. Peruvians of old caught fish, hunted birds, deer and guinea pigs, farmed corn, potatoes and beans and raised alpaca for food and clothing. Ancestral Native...

  • Autopsy: Heart failure, pepper spray killed Utah prisoner

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new autopsy report shows heart failure and pepper spray both contributed to the death of a Utah prisoner who died last fall after a fight. The state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams said Wednesday.

  • $3M verdict against obstetrician

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    An Albuquerque jury hearing negligence claims against two Roswell physicians over the death of a mother from high blood pressure during the birth of her third child returned a $3 million verdict Tuesday against one of the physicians, obstetrician Dr. Eric Peterson. The jury found Peterson 70...

  • ORMC Congestive Heart Failure Program

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Being diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) can be overwhelming, confusing and incredibly scary. You have so many questions you desperately want answers to and may not be sure where to turn. Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is here to help. ORMC now has a new health information...

  • Man suffering from cardiac arrest in driveway dies

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    ARMUCHEE, Ga. (AP) — A Chattooga County man found in a driveway suffering from cardiac arrest has died. The Rome News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1bd3I2V ) reports 42-year-old Nicholas Shropshire was pronounced dead Saturday evening at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Floyd County Deputy Coroner...

  • Broomfield mom seeks big hearts to help adopted son with heart condition

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Sara Wetzel can't wait for the arrival of her new son. But it could take more than nine months to meet him. Wetzel is adopting her 16-month-old son, Zhi Hui, from China. But before she can meet him, there are classes to take, mountains of paperwork and money to save. In Zhi Hui's case, there...

  • Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. He had the surgery a day earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a hospital statement. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed...

  • FDA approves Amgen heart failure drug Corlanor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Biotech company Amgen Inc. took a key step in its expansion into cardiovascular drugs Wednesday when the Food and Drug Administration approved its heart failure drug for sale in the United States. The drug called ivabradine is an oral medication that treats chronic heart failure by slowing the...

  • BC-APFN-US-Business News Digest

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

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  • FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Patients with chronic heart failure, a deadly disease that worsens as the heart pumps less blood through the body, are getting a much-needed new option. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel drug from Amgen for reducing hospitalizations in some heart failure patients. Corlanor...

  • FDA panel wants heart failure risk on AstraZeneca drugs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say AstraZeneca's Onglyza and a related diabetes drug should carry new information about a possible association with heart failure and death. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of diabetes experts voiced concern about data suggesting Onglyza and...

  • Eight-year-old to share her survivor story at Go Red for Women Luncheon

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    She loves to read, play basketball, play outside and play with her dogs. At first glance, 8-year-old Marleigh Fagin seems like an average blue-eyed, blond-haired third grader. But just more than one year ago, her world changed. In 2013, Marleigh was diagnosed with a heart condition called...

  • Texas House backs heart screenings for student athletes

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    AUSTIN — Student athletes in Texas would need heart screenings as part of their sports physicals under a measure the House tentatively approved Wednesday. The goal is to help prevent sudden and unexpected cardiac deaths, said the bill’s author, Rep. Wayne Smith, R-Baytown. “If we can save one...




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