Topic: American Heart Association
Dallas, TX – For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain, according to a new focused update published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
American Heart Association survey reveals Americans have potentially dangerous misconceptions about Heart Failure
Dallas, TX – Nearly six million Americans currently live with heart failure, yet a recent national survey found potentially dangerous misconceptions and knowledge gaps about the disease.
In fact, nearly half of those surveyed got fundamental facts about heart failure wrong and two-thirds of respondents confused signs of heart failure with signs of a heart attack.
Bridgestone Americas rounds up for better heart health; raises $230,000 for the American Heart Association
Nashville, TN – In just six months’ time, Bridgestone retail customers across the nation have raised $230,000 for the American Heart Association in a charitable effort benefiting the health nonprofit.
All 2200 Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works tire and automotive service centers across the nation participated in the Round Up program from October 2014 through March 2015, through which all customer transactions are rounded up to the nearest dollar as an optional donation.
American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 bringing together panel from local Healthcare Systems
Nashville, TN – We know that stroke affects 795,000 Americans every year. But many of us don’t know much about stroke – or who to ask.
Here’s your chance to get answers from the experts.
The Together to End Stroke phone bank created by the American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 is happening on May 28th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
American Heart Association says Metabolic Abnormalities may increase Cardiovascular risk more in Black Women than in White Women
Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women.
Dallas, TX – Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.
Previous studies have focused primarily on white participants and found that obesity without a clustering of at least three metabolic disorders (metabolic syndrome) was not associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk.
Nashville, TN – A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella – and a Nashville group who’s achieved national fame – to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.
It features Nashville’s own Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or adult collapse, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”
American Heart Association report shows Long-term Depression may Double Stroke Risk despite treatment
Dallas, TX – Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 — and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“Our findings suggest that depression may increase stroke risk over the long term,” said Paola Gilsanz, Sc.D., study lead author and Yerby Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.
American Heart Association announces Strokes for Stroke art show to feature original pieces created by and for those affected by Stroke
May is American Stroke Month
Nashville, TN – This month, the American Heart Association is bringing attention to stroke in a creative, colorful way.
Strokes for Stroke is a unique local art show featuring original pieces created by – and for – those affected by stroke. Many of the pieces to be displayed were created by stroke survivors, while other pieces have been created and donated by artists in honor of someone they know who’s had a stroke.
American Heart Association reports Most Americans don’t know common stroke signs, but an app can help
Nashville, TN – If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.
Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.
American Heart Association announces Dr. Holly Atkinson to keynote at Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon
Nashville, TN – Well-known media personality Dr. Holly Atkinson, senior on-air medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation, a digital consumer health video network, will be the keynote speaker at the Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon on April 29th.
The annual health expo and luncheon takes place from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Music City Center, and will demonstrate tips on healthy living to more than 400 female guests while raising funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women-focused research and education fighting their No. 1 killer, heart disease.
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