Nominate Someone You Know For the Stroke & Caregivers Virtual Gallery Presented by Hoffman Auto Group

Nominate Someone You Know For the Stroke & Caregivers Virtual Gallery Presented by Hoffman Auto Group If you want to nominate yourself or someone else to be part of the Stroke & Caregiver Survivor Virtual Gallery, please read the following details, and then click on the link below share your story! The American Heart Association has teamed up with Hoffman Auto [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Corliss Montesi of Stanley Black and Decker and Mary Anne Cannon of Pratt & Whitney as co-chairs of the 2017 Hartford Heart Walk. The Hartford Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 14 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford.  As [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The American Heart Association and the Aetna Foundation have teamed up to build healthier minds and bodies by building Teaching Gardens, together. The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that the Aetna Foundation will sponsor a two-year, multi-phase Teaching Gardens program in Boston and Hartford, Conn. The program will fund four Teaching Gardens at local schools in both cities [...]

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rylan’s Story

My husband, Ray and I were expecting our second child. We were full of excitement and couldn't wait to introduce our little one to his big brother, Hayden. Hayden was three at the time. Rylan was born on Monday, October 6th weighing 9lbs - 1 ounce at Waterbury Hospital. He had a 9.9 APGAR (which measures a newborn’s health from [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Combo of smaller meds may just be the dose to lower blood pressure

Combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research. In the first review to compare quarter-dose therapy to standard dose and placebo, researchers found that two medications in combination was just as effective as one standard dose of blood pressure-lowering medication. They also found that four medications [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables For Healthier Families

Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to grocery stores, farmers markets and local gardens. That means more opportunities to add tasty and heart-healthy foods to your everyday meals. Strawberries, tomatoes, cantaloupe and other seasonal produce taste good and help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. About one in three American kids and teens are overweight [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christine couldn’t believe she was having a heart attack. She was too young. But her heart stopped four times and she credits the quick action of the healthcare providers who performed CPR. Here is Christine’s story.

I'm 38 now. Single. I live in Stamford CT. I grew up in Westchester County, graduated from Stanford University and have lived a lot of lives between Manhattan, Chicago & Charlotte. I'm the Marketing Director for a restaurant group and I'm an independent consultant and team leader with a premium anti-age skincare company (Rodan + Fields). My father says, if [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stacy-Ann was unaware she had rheumatic heart disease until she was 29 and pregnant. She later had two open heart surgeries and will eventually have another. Here is Stacy-Ann’s story.

I was unaware of my rheumatic heart disease until I was 29 years old on pregnant. I went into heart failure while pregnant as a result of my undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease. My reported symptoms including shortness of breath, weight gain, swollen fluid filled feet, trouble sleeping were all dismissed   as typical pregnancy symptoms. Unfortunately that was not the case. [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kim learned the signs of stroke when her children participated in Jump Rope For Heart. So when she couldn’t speak or use her right hand, she knew she needed help right away. Kim called 911 immediately and today she runs Marathons. Here is Kim’s story.

May 26, 2015, I woke up like any other day. I was 3 months out from running the marathon in Pennsylvania to qualify for The Boston Marathon 2016. My children had been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for 6 years as a school fundraiser. About 30 minutes after waking up, I felt numbness in my hand and face. I [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

While at church, Barbara had a massive stroke. She recovered because someone knew something was wrong and she received help immediately. Here is Barbara’s story.

In July, 2012, I was at church and we had just finished communion. I was walking back to my seat and walked by my husband and said "I don't feel too good". He told me to sit down for a minute. I sat down and not even five minutes later, my left leg started to feel numb. When my husband [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments