AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Surviving a Stroke: Time Is of the Essence

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC

DILWORTH, Minn. — In just a matter of moments, an ordinary summer day for John Schmitt of Dilworth turned into a nightmare. “I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move my arms — or my right arm, I couldn’t move that,” he said, describing what his family told him about the incident. He and his neighbor Dick Schroeder were chopping and stacking…

LIVE: Fargo Heart Walk Goes Virtual

Virtual Walk Set For August 13th

  The American Heart Association Fargo Heart Walk is still raising awareness for heart health this year. Things just will look a little different. Normally a big crowd gathers to honor people who have survived strokes and heart attacks. But with health and safety in mind, the AHA is making this year’s Heart Walk virtual. On August 13th, people who…

LIVE: Mission: Lifeline Stroke

"Mission: Lifeline Stroke" Aims To Improve Stroke Awareness And Treatment In N.D.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. Janna Pietrzak is the director of “Mission: Lifeline Stroke” for the American Heart Association. It’s a three-year plan to improve stroke awareness and treatment in North Dakota. She joins KVRR’s Adam Ladwig to talk about the program, how to…

Coronavirus fears preventing some from getting medical help in emergencies

Some heart attack and stroke patients are afraid of contracting COVID-19 by going to the hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Although the pandemic has impacted almost all aspects of our lives, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. “We know that COVID-19 isn’t preventing heart attacks from happening,” says Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association. Heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies are still happening in our community. The main difference? Fear of contracting COVID-19 is pushing…

LIVE: Wear Red Day For Heart Health

Wear Red February 7th To Raise Awareness About #1 Killer Of Women In America

  You have just a couple days to plan your outfit to help raise awareness for one of the biggest health issues in the country. National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th. It’s part of American Heart Month. The American Heart Association wants to raise awareness about the threat of heart disease in America. Experts say one in…

LIVE: Lifestyle Changes To Lower Stroke Risk

American Heart Association Joins KVRR As Part of Week-long Stroke Prevention Effort

  The American Heart Association says up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. KVRR Local News is dedicating an entire week to stories about stroke prevention. Chrissy Meyer from the American Heart Association says you can make small changes in your life which can make a big difference in your stroke risk. The top ways to lower your…

35-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor Shares Story at “Her Story at 11:11”

All of the attendance fees went directly to the American Heart Association

FARGO–“Her Story at 11:11” gives one woman a month the chance to tell her own unique story. “When I think about getting out and talking about this, CPR, it saved my life,” Cardiac arrest survivor Kadie Stoltz said. Kadie Stoltz’s story is a heroic one. She’s a mother, wife, and now a survivor. “The Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was home…

LIVE: Go Red For Women Day

American Heart Association Promoting Awareness For Heart-Healthy Behavior

  Mindy Cook with the American Heart Association joins the morning show for Go Red for Women Day. The AHA promotes awareness of heart health every February 1st. You’re encouraged to wear red to help the cause. Heard disease and stroke are the number one killer of women in America. One in three women will die from it. But you…

Medical Professionals Gather for 2018 ND Mission: Lifeline Conference

The conference centered on providing medical professionals with information on stroke prevention and cardiac treatment

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Mission: Lifeline Conference centered on providing medical professionals in the Fargo community with information on stroke prevention and cardiac treatment and prevention. “We’re educating people on the front lines of cardiac and stroke care across the state of North Dakota in the very latest research and treatment guidelines,” ND American Heart Association Communications Director…

LIVE: Heart Walk For Heart Health

Red River Valley Heart Walk Helps American Heart Association

  Brad Hintermeyer, Sanford Health Exercise Physiology Manager, joins Adam to talk about the 2018 Red River Valley Heart Walk. The walk helps raise money and support for heart health research with the American Heart Association. Hintermeyer works with patients with heart problems, and says he sees former patients who could barely walk a few steps at one point join…