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Cardiomyopathy

Melodies of the Heart: Celebs and Massachusetts Family Honor Boy's Legacy Using Powers of Music and Kindness

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Jaime Lubin

This weekend wishes did indeed come true here, thanks to the musical talents of Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Bob Guiney, and musician Jay Gore as they rocked out to honor one little boy's powerful legacy of compassion.

A Different Drummer: Ode to the ICD

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

This poem was submitted anonymously and is an adaption of "A Different Drummer" by Henry David Thoreau. Readers, please feel free to fill in the comm...

Tales From a Dysfunctional Heart

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

There are so many integral moments that transpired between retreating to the locker room and being on that ER bed behind a closed curtain with people frantically trying to save my life. I think back on that night all the time.

I Was 17: An Athlete's Story of Being Diagnosed With Heart Disease

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

I had my surgery. They put a metal box in my chest the size of a deck of cards. I was lying in the recovery room, numb. Not upset, not anxious, not thinking about what I was doing that weekend. I was just numb and alone.

All You Need Is Love

Christi Guthrie | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christi Guthrie

Even once purpose is found, there is always a greater purpose unfolding. The picture never truly clear until our last leaf has fallen. We are born to always be growing, learning, unveiling answers. Not just for ourselves but for others.

Explained: Randy Travis's Viral Cardiomyopathy

Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Randy Travis, Grammy-winning country music artist, has viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that left him hospitalized in critical condition Monday...

WATCH: Inspiring 9-Year-Old Gets A New Heart, Has Best Reaction Ever

Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News

A 9-year-old girl who suffered from and overcame a life-threatening heart condition will astound you with her courage. Last June, Lindsey Lou Bing...

My Story: 'Listen To Your Body And Find A Doctor That Will Listen'

Kimberly Binkley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Binkley

I have gone from less than 5 percent heart function almost 12 years ago to normal heart function today. I am living well after being told I had 4.5-5 years to live. Please listen to your body and find a doctor that will listen. Going to the ER that day saved my life.

Let's Paint the Town Red -- Join Us for the 10th National Wear Red Day

Donna Arnett | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Arnett

When Go Red For Women began, only 13 percent of women identified heart disease as their No. 1 killer; now 54 percent of women know that heart disease is the leading killer of women.

My Journey From Loss to Hope

Lisa Yue | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Yue

The doctors told me it wouldn't happen again -- that it was highly unlikely. I trusted them because I wanted to believe it to be true. Yet it did happen again. A year and a half after my first son died, I lost my second son to cardiomyopathy, a rare and incurable heart disease.