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AHA to Clinicians: Know the Radiation Risks of Heart Imaging

2014 01 Oct

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new scientific statement stressing the importance of clinicians to understand the risks of heart imaging involving radiation and to discuss these with patients before ordering such tests. The advisory came out amidst increasing reliance on the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat patients with... Read more

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Zoom On: Nancy Brown - CEO American Heart Association

2014 11 Aug

Nancy Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA), the oldest and largest voluntary health organisation dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  Brown is the first woman CEO in the history of AHA. She has been holding this position since 2009. Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read more

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FFR and IVUS-Guided PCI vs Standard PCI

2014 11 Aug

According to a new observational study, the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) or intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during PCI does not improve long-term mortality when compared with standard angiography-guided PCI. The study findings are based on the analysis of 41,688 patients that were included in the Pan-London (UK) PCI Registry with stable angina... Read more

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Beta-Blockers: No Improved Outcomes for Heart Bypass Patients

2014 18 Jun

A new retrospective analysis of patient data suggests that the preoperative use of beta-blockers does not improve outcomes for all patients who undergo nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Patients who had not experienced a heart attack in the three weeks prior to surgery, and who did not exhibit other high-risk symptoms, had... Read more

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AHA Study: End-Of-Life Care Discussion Still Uncommon

2014 06 Jun

Though recommended by the American Heart Association, it appears that the subject of death is still not a common topic of discussion with only 12 percent of healthcare providers reporting having routine annual conversations about end-of-life care with their heart failure patients. Findings from a survey completed by close to 100 physicians,... Read more

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American Heart Association Launches Online Pediatric First Aid & CPR Course

2014 17 Apr

New course teaches child care providers and parents vital life-saving skills For parents and child care providers, the statistics about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to... Read more

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Physio-Control and PulsePoint Foundation Expand CPR and AED Awareness

2014 17 Feb

Record number of US communities go live on PulsePoint App during American Heart Month Physio-Control, the leading provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, and the PulsePoint Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing mobile technologies to help everyday citizens save lives, have announced that over 200... Read more

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Better Get Moving: Moderate Exercise Cuts Women’s Stroke Risk

2014 14 Feb

Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent and help offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy.  According to the latest research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, women do not need to run marathons or do intense aerobics... Read more

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ZOLL Achieves Platinum Status as American Heart Association ‘Fit-Friendly Company’

2014 06 Feb

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has been recognised for the third consecutive year as a Platinum-Level company by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Fit-Friendly initiative for helping employees to eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important... Read more

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Innovative Collaboration Aims to Expand Science of Heart Studies Towards ‘Personalised Medicine’

2013 20 Nov

A new collaborative research relationship between the American Heart Association, the University of Mississippi and Boston University, representing a bold vision for cardiovascular population science, was announced today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. The collaboration has a vision of greatly expanding important population... Read more