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American Heart Association

A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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Local child is 1 of 6 kids living in NC with an adult pacemaker

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videoRiley is a 4th grade student. At a glance, she looks just like any other health, happy child. But it's what's inside that makes her different. Riley has an adult pacemaker. Now she wants to help others. Full story...
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Walk to beat heart disease in Surf City

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videoSurf City Community Center will host an untimed walk and fun run for heart disease prevention and awareness. Full story...
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Free drugs can help prevent repeat heart attacks

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A study finds that offering people free medicines after a heart attack can help cut the chances they will suffer another one. It also saves them about $500 for health care over the next year without raising costs for insurers. Full story...
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Heart Walk raises funds and gets the blood pumping

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Hundreds of people got a little exercise on Saturday morning, all in the name of a good cause. Folks who participated in the 2011 Cape Fear Heart Walk say the event on UNCW’s campus was a great success. Full story...
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