Topic: American Heart Association
Dallas, TX – When punch dribbled out of the side of Dan Merritt’s mouth during a Halloween celebration at his daughter’s house, his wife quickly recognized stroke signs and drove him to the hospital.
“In hindsight, we did the right thing, the wrong way,” Barbara Merritt said. “We should have called 911 right away. Fortunately, Dan’s story turned out okay, but we know we got incredibly lucky.”
Short episodes of Abnormal Heart Rhythm may not increase Risk of Stroke according to American Heart Association
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants in this group of patients were not likely to reduce the risk for stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm, affecting approximately 2.7 million Americans.
Dallas, TX – The American Heart Association is introducing the newest in a series of Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses designed to promote healthier habits for Americans.
The CME Smart Food Shopping: Helping Consumers Build a Healthy Diet, is being released at this year’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo – the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — held this year in Boston, Massachusetts.
A remarkable milestone for future cooperation in the advancement of CPR training to reduce cardiovascular disease mortality
Beijing, China – At the 27th International Great Wall Conference on Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the China Social Assistance Foundation (CSAF) held a signing ceremony to announce the establishment of the first AHA international training center in China with a primary focus on bystander response to cardiac arrest.
Leaders from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), local healthcare providers and heart health advocates attended and witnessed this historic moment, which marks a significant step forward in advancing CPR training and cardiovascular science sharing between the two countries.
Hypertension Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Four commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may impact mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
In this first study, that compared four common classes of antihypertensive drugs and risk of mood disorders, two drugs were associated with an increased risk for mood disorders, while one appears to decrease mood disorder risk, according to Sandosh Padmanabhan, M.D., Ph.D., study author and Professor at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
Dallas, TX – High blood pressure, especially in middle age, is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.
The statement, which was published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, reviewed multiple studies and provides an overview of what is currently known about how high blood pressure influences brain diseases such as stroke, vascular cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
Emotional Upset and Heavy Exertion may trigger a Heart Attack according to American Heart Association
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Being angry, emotionally upset or engaging in heavy physical exertion may trigger a heart attack, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
In a large international study, researchers found an association (more than twice the risk) between anger or emotional upset and the onset of heart attack symptoms within one hour. The same was true for heavy physical exertion during the hour before their first heart attack.
American Heart Association reports 8 Health Groups File Suit to Force FDA to Require Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law
Washington, D.C. – Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative and several individual pediatricians.
San Francisco, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) announced its inaugural Health Tech & Innovation Forum.
Organized by the AHA’s new Center for Heath Technology & Innovation (CHTI), the forum is part of an AHA initiative to bring together technology innovators with clinical experts in an effort to promote healthcare solutions and technologies that have the potential to improve outcomes, lower cost, and increase health engagement for patients and their families.
The forum will be held on September 22nd-23rd in San Francisco, CA and will bring together experts in medicine, technology, industry, research, and investment to discuss healthcare research, application, and technology.
American Heart Association Publishes Policy Statement Advocating for Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in K-12
Dallas, TX – Each year, approximately 7,000 children age 18 or younger experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital with survival rates of less than 10 percent. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chance of survival.
The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – announced publication of a policy statement advocating for state laws requiring the implementation of cardiac emergency response plans (CERPs) in K-12 schools.
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