The American Heart Association (AHA) is happy to announce that Redonda Miller, M.D., President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named chair of the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk. Dr. Miller is the president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the 11th president and the first woman to hold the position in The Johns Hopkins
The Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit took place this week in Raleigh, NC. Physicians, nurses, EMTs and other clinical care providers gathered from across the Mid-Atlantic to share knowledge with the common goal to improve care and quality of life for their patients. Topics included hypertension, cholesterol, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiac emergencies and
Blair Sucher says she was destined to become a mother her whole life. On July 17, 2017, her and her husband welcomed Robert “Jones” Sucher into the world. They were overcome with joy and could not wait for the journey ahead. However, the next year would bring hardship as they found out about Jones’ congenital heart
Throughout 2019, the American Heart Association will be launching a series of videos highlighting key community events and efforts. Through programs at the community level, the American Heart Association is carrying out their mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives. From blood pressure initiatives to local research studies, the fight against heart
On Friday, February 1, 2019, the American Heart Association will celebrate National Wear Red Day in recognition of the fight against cardiovascular diseases. It may seem simple. It’s as easy as grabbing the red shirt or skirt out of your closet instead of the black one. However, the impact this day has is huge. By
Every Fall, 1,200+ horseback riders from across the country take to the beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC for the 5 day, 4 night American Heart Association Beach Ride. Entering it’s 38th year, the event raises over $350,000 per year for the AHA. Patron Circle member of the Cor Vitae Society and rider, Paul Riefenberg is
You may have seen last month’s report from the CDC/NCHS. Since the early 1900s, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. with cancer being the second leading cause. However, in 2014 cancer surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states, including NC and VA. While cancer
Dear Friend of Heart: This February marks the start of our 10th year of Go Red For Women. Because of your support, 34% more women are aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer. Twenty-three percent fewer women are dying of heart disease each year. That means 330 fewer women are dying every day.