Dennis Popp’s Story

I never imagined the toll heart disease would have on my life.  I had a stroke in 2000, a heart attack in 2004 and was in complete heart failure in 2013.  Medical advances have helped to keep me alive for years, but it was a heart transplant in 2017 that has given me new life.  At age 45, I never [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, Richmond, Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|0 Comments

Baltimore turns stroke awareness into street art

Even though stroke is the number 2 killer worldwide, 80% of strokes are preventable by knowing the warning signs and getting immediate help.  As more and more people are learning the warning signs, we are seeing and increase in survival rates.  As the third leading cause of death in Baltimore, our local American Heart Association - Baltimore team developed a [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Maryland, Stroke|0 Comments

Survivor Story – Jay Lambert

Richmond, VA - On January 30, 2015, Jay Lambert was enjoying his Friday evening before planning on going into work the following morning. What Jay expected to be an ordinary night, however, resulted in Jay waking up three days later at a hospital. “My life was changed forever when I felt this excruciating pain in my head and within a [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|Tags: , |4 Comments

5th Annual Triangle Jazz Brunch

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 5th Annual Triangle Power To End Stroke Jazz Brunch and Celebration was held on Saturday, June 2 at the Durham Center for Senior Life. The brunch was designed to narrow the knowledge gap about stroke. This year’s event also focused on health equity and social determinants of health with an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Multicultural Health, North Carolina, Stroke|0 Comments

Stroke Survivor and Mom Raises Awareness this Mother’s Day

My name is Ashley Slate McGuire, and I am 33 years old. I was born in Fairfax, Va. and grew up in Richmond. I never dreamed I would be dealing with a stroke at the age of 19. I had no idea what caused a stroke or what signs to even look for. However, I knew my grandfather (who was [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|1 Comment

American Heart Association Receives Multi-Year Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

  The American Heart Association Receives A $1.7 million Multi-Year Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation To Improve Access and Outcomes for Vunerable Populations in Baltimore Initiative focuses on improving patient transitions between primary and specialty care for populations affected by stroke, atrial-fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. Baltimore, MD, March 29, 2018 —The American Heart Association announced the receipt of a $1.7 [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Categories: Maryland, Multicultural Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

West Virginia Middle-Schooler Wins National Hoops For Heart Art Contest

Whitley Frame, Moorfield Intermediate School student and winner of the Hoops for Heart Design Contest Each year, the American Heart Association holds a nation-wide art contest to find student designs to feature in their. The nearly 500 entries are narrowed down to 10, which are voted on online to find two winning designs, one for Jump Rope for [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Heart Disease, Kids Health, Mission, Stroke|0 Comments

Save the Date! 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit

Registration for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit will open in early January. The conference is being held in Raleigh, NC during the week of April 23-27, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley Hotel. The Summit is a week-long event that will include educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac Arrest, [...]

The cost of always putting yourself last

Ask Kim how she became a Go Red ambassador, and you’ll be shocked to learn her credential was a stroke. The slim, poised blond betrays little of the stroke that rocked her world in 2014. Her journey began on an April night, when after only 90 minutes of sleep, Kim was awake and restless. Frustrated at her inability to doze [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Go Red For Women, South Carolina, Stroke, Survivor Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When your high-energy lifestyle comes crashing to a halt one morning by a stroke

We’ve all met women like Barbara. She’s the individual who never met a stranger. When she walks toward you, arm outstretched, you wonder if the appropriate response is a handshake. Or a hug. Those are probably the traits that made her such a force to be reckoned with in her role as a high school educator, a motivational speaker, and [...]