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american heart association

Big factor in survival: Bystander action

Learn CPR so you can quickly step in to perform resuscitation. You may just save a life.

Is your heart ready for pregnancy?

Diabetes and other diseases can put expectant moms at higher risk of complications such as pre-term labor and potentially fatal preeclampsia.

Mysteries of the Achilles

Can the longest and strongest tendon in the body predict blocked heart arteries?

Study: Women less likely to receive CPR

Woefully inaccurate notions about women may explain why some folks are prone to inaction when an ailing woman needs lifesaving chest compressions.

Can you literally be scared to death?

It's possible to have a sudden cardiac event related to an adrenaline surge.

Get your (exer)game on

Make screen time pay off with this multi-pronged approach to physical activity.

Heart health of 9/11 survivors researched

Study demonstrates a link between cardiovascular health and post-traumatic stress disorder—a common illness among rescuers, volunteers and survivors of the terrorist attack.

For protein and your heart, pick quality

Reduce your risks by eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry, fish, nuts and beans.

Kids can drown quickly and silently

Prevention is key, and CPR offers the best chance for neurological recovery from a near-drowning incident.

7 mistakes that can boost your blood pressure reading

Who knew that a full bladder or being chatty could bump up your numbers?

Patient Story

It’s about a heartbeat

Life has new meaning for Mark Hansen after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in northern Michigan.