1 hour ago The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its highest-level alert about a heart pump that has been linked to 49 deaths and 129 injuries. The Impella left sided pumps are used to temporarily support a patient’s heart during high-risk procedures or after a severe heart attack. But the regulator warned […]

SALT LAKE CITY — Data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows Black people are a lot more likely to die of heart disease than white people. But the number of Black cardiologists in the U.S. is dangerously low – just 3% – and there’s a big push to recruit more Black students […]

By Kulleni Gebreyes, M.D., chief health equity officer for health care consulting, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Brittani Spaulding, program officer, the Deloitte Health Equity Institute, Deloitte Services LP American Heart Month1 and Black History Month2 take place each February, and there is a profound connection between the two. While heart disease is the leading cause of […]

For Elston Harris, heart attacks seem to be a generational curse. Several men from his father’s side of the family — including Harris’ uncles — died from heart attacks. Harris, who is 59 and a former college basketball player, almost experienced a similar fate after his own heart attack in 2017. The only signs he […]

medical screening in commemoration of the International Day for Women at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by: Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Black women living in America are nearly 50 percent more likely to have high blood pressure when compared to non-Hispanic […]

The American Heart Association’s® Go Red for Women® movement urges everyone to wear red on National Wear Red Day® Friday, Feb. 2, learn about risk factors and celebrate survivors. Visit WearRedDay.org for more information and to download tools and resources to “go red” today. The iconic Red Dress pin and other apparel are available […]

African Americans are disproportionately harder hit by cardiovascular disease risk factors and are as much as three times more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association. That’s why healthcare professionals emphasize that the connection between two major observances, […]

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44% of women are living with some form . . .

DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2024 — Black Americans have the highest incidence of cardiac arrest outside of the hospital and are significantly less likely to survive.[1] Cardiac arrest in Black neighborhoods is associated with alarmingly low treatment and survival rates and recent studies have shown lower rates of both bystander CPR and bystander AED use in […]

There’s a half smile that flickers over the face of Andrew Scott, an involuntary wince of a thing, with lips clamped shut and those dark, dark eyes glittering with unshed tears. It’s technically a smile, but I can’t recall seeing anyone look sadder. The actor has a rare gift for peeling back the skin of […]

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