ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has said he overcame any thoughts of embarrassment and pushed a call button seeking help from a flight attendant when he suspected...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge had a mild heart attack and is expected to fully recover.
The 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in...
Alaska’s attorney general recovering after heart attack
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson is doing well after suffering a heart attack and undergoing emergency surgery to fix an artery, a state Department of Law spokeswoman...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson (all times local):
Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says he had "quite the scare" but is on his way...
BOSTON (AP) — It was the death heard 'round the running world.
In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont....
LONDON (AP) — It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you.
Hawaiian Air flight diverted after flight attendant dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York City was diverted to San Francisco after a male flight attendant died of an apparent heart attack, officials said Friday.
Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 landed Thursday night after a crew member had "a suspected heart attack," San Francisco airport spokesman Doug Yakel said.
The Latest: Flight attendant had been with Hawaiian 31 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a flight diverted to San Francisco after a flight attendant died (all times local):
A Hawaiian Airlines official says a male flight attendant who died of an apparent heart attack while working on a Honolulu-New York City flight had been with the company for 31 years.
Airline spokeswoman Ann Botticelli says in a statement Friday that Emile Griffith loved working at Hawaiian and shared that love with passengers.
School bus chief has fatal heart attack while shoveling snow
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — A man in charge of transportation at a southwestern Michigan school district has died while shoveling snow.
Portage district officials say Mike Westbrook died Saturday from a heart attack.
Superintendent Mark Bielang told families that Westbrook's "work impacted every student who rides a bus." He says Westbrook was "masterful" at bus logistics in the Kalamazoo-area district.
Diocese: Bishop of Greensburg suffers mild heart attack
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg says Bishop Edward Malesic has suffered a mild heart attack and will undergo a procedure.
Diocesan Chief Communications Officer Jennifer Miele says Malesic visited an out-of-town emergency room over Thanksgiving weekend over chest pains.
She says a preliminary diagnosis shows he had a minor heart attack but doctors want to diagnose and treat it further.
Madison Bishop Morlino dies at 71 from apparent heart attack
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Bishop Robert C. Morlino, whose backing of conservative Catholic Church teachings often put him at odds with liberal members of his Wisconsin diocese, has died. He was 71.
Morlino died Saturday night at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, the diocese said in a statement. Diocese spokesman Brent King said the bishop suffered an apparent heart attack while undergoing medical tests.
Man sentenced to 25 years in robbery heart attack death
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man whose armed robbery of a Madison Culver's restaurant led to a bystander's fatal heart attack has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Nicholas Ivy and Xavier Fleming pleaded guilty in August to causing the death of 56-year-old Chris Kneubuehl, of Twin Lakes, during the robbery last year.
Judge Jill Karofsky said at Ivy's sentencing Friday that he caused Kneubuehl's death by refusing to let others call for help when the victim fell ill.
Virginia Beach police officer dies of heart attack
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach police officer has died of a heart attack.
News outlets report that officer Kelvin Bailey went into cardiac arrest late Friday while working in the Centerville Turnpike area.
Doctors revise heart attack prevention guidelines
Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped people with diabetes control blood sugar and lose weight, but also lowered their risk of needing hospitalization for heart failure.
Hoddle still in serious condition after heart attack
LONDON (AP) — Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack in a TV studio.
In a statement reported by Britain's Press Association on Sunday, an unnamed spokesman for Hoddle said he "continues to respond well to treatment" a day after collapsing.
The statement said "doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest."
Day after open-heart surgery, QB is back with his team
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A week after undergoing open-heart surgery, Josh Boyd was back at a familiar place — football field.
The Richland Northeast quarterback was with his teammates at Harry Parone Stadium on Friday for their game against York.
"I just cherish life more now that I have been closer to death. I take things more differently now," said Boyd who was wearing a sling on his left arm as a precautionary measure.
- Columbus TelegramAspirin doesn't prevent heart attacksApril 25, 2019
- The Daily JournalClifton man says 'no' to Grim ReaperApril 14, 2019
- Houston ChronicleBeaumont musician dies of heart attack at performanceApril 8, 2019
- The Herald-ArgusLa Porte Hospital receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI AccreditationMarch 23, 2019
German prosecutors charge 2 Afghan teens in man’s death
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed charges against two Afghan teenagers over a dispute with a 22-year-old man in an eastern town who then died of a heart attack.
German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the 17-year-old and 18-year-old were charged with bodily harm resulting in death.
Authorities have said the man who died had severe chronic heart disease and that an autopsy showed he suffered a heart attack after being punched in the face.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
DNA testing IDs Nevada residents prone to heart attacks
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jordan Stiteler joined thousands of other Nevada residents in a DNA testing program known as the Healthy Nevada Project to verify her Swedish ancestry.
But the 29-year-old Reno resident instead found out how important genetic testing can be in catching potentially big health problems early, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported earlier this month.
High school football player suffers heart attack
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school football coach says one of his players has suffered a heart attack while playing at an off-campus pickup basketball game.
Richland Northeast High School coach Bennett Weigle tells The State a group of firefighters was nearby and performed CPR on Josh Boyd when he suffered the attack Wednesday morning.
Correction: Aspirin-Heart Attacks story
In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. The studies suggest it's not worth the risks for people without known heart disease — not that risks don't outweigh benefits.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke
Poet laid to rest under unique tombstone he commissioned
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted Monday: His remains were laid to rest under a special tombstone he commissioned before suffering a fatal heart attack.
The family of Walter Skold read poetry, including some of his own works, during the ceremony in a historic cemetery in Brunswick. His remains were buried under a slate tombstone carved with a dancing skeleton at the top.
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
WASHINGTON (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.
Man sentenced to 10 years for scaring woman to death
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has received a 10-year prison sentence for frightening a woman during a burglary and causing a fatal heart attack.
Carlton Young was originally charged with murder in the death of 62-year-old Connie Loucks, who suffered a heart attack after Young allegedly knocked on her door and windows.
Young pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter, attempted burglary and other charges in York County Superior Court.
- Business WireFDA Approves Initiation of STEMI DTU Pivotal Randomized Controlled TrialMay 2, 2019
- Business WireTherOx Receives FDA Approval for First Heart Attack Treatment Since PCI to Reduce Infarct SizeApril 4, 2019
- Business WireTherOx Receives FDA Approval for First Heart Attack Treatment Since PCI to Reduce Infarct SizeApril 4, 2019
- Business WireOtiTopic Moves towards Its Clinical Phase with Dry Powder Inhalation of Aspirin to Reduce the Risk of Vascular Mortality in Patients with Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction (Ml)March 25, 2019
- Business WireAstraZeneca to Present New Cardiovascular Data on FARXIGA in Type 2 Diabetes At ACC 2019March 11, 2019
Missouri stroke, heart attack program in limbo
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri program aimed at connecting stroke, heart attack and trauma patients with the best care as soon as possible is in limbo following a budget cut by Gov. Mike Parson.
At issue is about $154,000 vetoed by Parson this fiscal year for a program that designates hospitals as stroke, heart attack and trauma centers. The move spurred backlash from lawmakers, hospitals and groups such as the American Heart Association.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For Missourians suffering a particular type of serious heart attack, the nearest hospital may not be the best choice.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has designated 23 hospitals as the most comprehensive centers for the most serious heart attacks.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts firefighter has died after suffering an on-duty heart attack.
The Attleboro Fire Department says 63-year-old Thomas Cannon died Monday.
Chief Scott Lachance says Cannon was performing truck and equipment checks at the Twin Village Fire Station on Sunday when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. (all times local):
Meghan Markle's father may have changed his mind and hopes to attend the royal wedding after all.
The website TMZ quotes Thomas Markle as saying he now wants to come to the wedding Saturday in Windsor, if doctors allow it.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has returned to work, just days after suffering what doctors believe were two heart attacks.
Kim was back at his desk Monday morning after driving himself to the hospital on Thursday with chest pains, West Hawaii Today reported . The 78-year-old mayor was flown to Oahu, where he underwent a heart procedure.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Republican candidate in next month's U.S. Senate primary in West Virginia says he's recuperating from a mild heart attack.
Weirton truck driver Jack Newbrough says on his Facebook page he was taken to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Huntington and was awaiting transfer to another hospital for a heart procedure.
He says, "I feel fine but nervous since I'm so far from home."
Kevin Smith was "high" when he was rushed to hospital after a near-fatal heart attack.
The 47-year-old director underwent emergency surgery in February after being taken ill between stand-up shows but admitted he didn't realize the severity of his problem until he was in the operating theater having a stent inserted into his heart.
He said: "I didn't know, until I was in the hospital room, that I had a heart attack.
In a statement released Tuesday, a spokesperson with the City of Raleigh said they are "conducting a review of the events that took place on April 5," the morning family members said it took nearly 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive to help save a dying man.
A high cholesterol level is one of the main factors contributing to heart attacks, strokes and other circulation problems. Cholesterol is a soft, yellowish, waxy material. It’s found in every cell in our body and it’s essential for our cells to function properly. Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your body makes all the cholesterol you need.
After heart attack, man uses e-bike to continue hobby
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Adjusting was something Chuck Dyarmett had to do, but not because he wanted to.
He has been riding bikes practically his entire life, and it's one of the primary things that brought him to Georgia. But after a heart attack at age 50, he had to make a change.
The Gainesville man tried to get back on his bike, but it didn't last long. He continued to have problems related to his heart.
Heart attack is the No. 1 killer of African-American women. With such a staggering impact to our global communities, the Aiken (SC) Chapter of The Links Inc. has once again gone red at its annual Go Red for Heart Health luncheon at the Lloyd Kennedy Charter School in Aiken.
After a welcome by Pamela Haynes, Beverly Clyburn introduced Belvia Payne’s son, a student at Morehouse, and his dad.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.
Results on the drug, Praluent (PRALL-yoo-ent), were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. It's the first time a cholesterol-lowering drug has reduced deaths since statins such as Lipitor and Crestor came out decades ago.
'Clerks' director Kevin Smith suffers near fatal heart attack
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Kevin Smith, the director behind films like "Clerks," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma," nearly lost his life last night.
Smith took to Twitter early Monday morning to post a picture of himself in the hospital connected to tubes after suffering a "massive heart attack."
Ex-homeland security chief Ridge recalls heart attack scare
Tom Ridge says he flatlined three times during a November heart attack, and he's crediting health care workers for keeping him alive.
The 72-year-old former U.S. homeland security secretary and ex-Pennsylvania governor told The Washington Post in a story published Monday he woke up feeling ill at a hotel in Austin, Texas.
‘SNL’ alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor
NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" alum Colin Quinn is exercising his wit days after a heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule.
The 58-year-old Quinn took to Twitter on Monday to let friends and foes alike know he's "starting a list of those who didn't 'check in' yet," five days after his Valentine's Day health emergency.
The deep-thinking comic thanks the doctors and nurses at his New York hospital, saying they "realized they had a precious jewel of comedy in their hands."
Two tests could help your heart health; take action when experiencing chest pains
SHREVEPORT, La. - One of the most important things to know are the warning signs of a heart attack, and those heart attack warning signs are different for men and women.
The most common heart attack symptom in both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. But women can have other symptoms including the following:
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body like both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomachShortness of breathBreaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness
Sen. Maureen Walsh returning to work after heart attack
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Sen. Maureen Walsh suffered a minor heart attack two weeks ago but is expected back in the Senate this week.
Walsh, a Republican from Walla Walla, was seeking treatment for chest pain at Capital Medical Center in Olympia on Jan. 30 when the incident occurred. A news release issued Tuesday said she was then taken to University of Washington Medical Center, where she had two stents placed into partially blocked arteries.
Homeless man helps save father suffering heart attack
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is trying to repay a homeless man who helped save a father suffering from a heart attack.
WFXT-TV reports George Dakin was walking in Hyannis on Aug. 7 when he collapsed in front of Champ Homes. The organization provides transitional housing for the homeless.
Matthew Baggarly suffered a massive heart attack — then he went on a cross-country bicycle ride
A Florida man has traveled America’s highways and byways, always accompanied by the whir of tires on asphalt, the wind against his face, and the road that stretched onward into the horizon before him.
Those roads brought Matthew Baggarly to Lake Havasu City on Friday for an overnight stay.
Baggarly knows today that he’ll reach the end of his journey eventually, but the end once seemed much closer.
Our family doctor smiled at me sheepishly as he walked into the exam room.
"You're the last person I would have expected…," he said trailing off, as I sat there for a check-up two weeks after emergency open heart surgery that saved my life.
Six months earlier, I had passed my annual physical with flying colors.
Women’s wellness: understand symptoms and risk factors for heart attack
Although heart disease can often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease and to begin to reduce their risk of heart disease.