Heart Health

Little red knit hats to be given to hundreds of newborns during February as Catholic Health participates in American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

WHAT: The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association and Catholic Health, with support from The Children’s Heart Foundation (TCHF), area teaming up for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a national program to raise awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, which affect 1 in 100 babies. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, February 7-14, the two groups will host an intervie... »

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »

Cycling and Heart Health

By Shannon Traphagen We all know that in order to keep our hearts healthy, exercise and staying active are very important. Activities like walking, yoga, and stretching can all contribute to heart health. But did you know that bicycling is also good for heart health?  A 2016 Harvard Health Medical Publication states cycling offers many great physical benefits, including, joint health, aerobics, an... »

Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association Announces Board of Directors

The Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association is a leader in heart health. Heart disease is the Number one cause of death in New York, and stroke is Number five. The Buffalo Niagara chapter is building healthier lives in the community, health care, education and research settings. The Life is why campaign funds scientific breakthroughs that save and improve lives. As part of this effort the Buffa... »