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Colorado is latest state to require pulse oximetry tests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Colorado is the latest state requiring tests to find congenital heart defects in newborn infants.

The legislation was passed in early May and signed by the state’s governor last week.

The Colorado legislation excludes facilities above 7,000 feet until a determination is made on the correct pulse […]

June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Six Houston-area school districts receive CPR in Schools training kits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Six Houston-area school districts received CPR in Schools training kits on Wednesday, expected to benefit 18,000 students.

There are 123 CPR in Schools Training Kits and 100 CPR Anytime Kits that were purchased through a nearly $90,000 donation by Tomball Regional Health Foundation. The school districts […]

May 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Metabolic abnormalities may increase risk in black women

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Guide created to help understand, diagnose mystery strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new guide has been created to help healthcare professionals better understand and diagnose strokes of unknown cause.

The free resource is part of an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association initiative in collaboration with Medtronic plc which aims to reduce the rate of recurrent strokes in […]

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Advocates spread message on school nutrition standards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thirteen-year-old Genna Ringler looks forward to going to her middle school lunchroom to see what healthy foods are being offered because she just might find something new.

The Versailles, Kentucky, eighth-grader plans to tell lawmakers that when she joins nearly 400 American Heart Association advocates Tuesday […]

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

AHA leaders, Obama administration officials, discuss precision medicine at White House

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Heart Association leaders met with Obama administration officials Monday at the White House, continuing discussions about innovative ways to use scientific research to personalize disease treatment and prevention.

The talks centered on potential areas of collaboration between the president’s Precision Medicine Initiative announced in January […]

May 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

The quest to cure heart disease is being overshadowed by the constant pursuit of grants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Over the past few decades, Dr. Shobha Ghosh has broken new ground in her search for a way to boost the body’s ability to flush out cholesterol from cells. But she says her quest to cure heart disease, along with the work of so many […]

May 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Hunter Wood: Determination and perseverance

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Hunter and Lauren-Frances Wood were born five-weeks early in 1998, she was the first born, small and healthy. But Hunter had to get immediate attention from doctors.  He had a heart murmur and his pulse oximetry levels were low.

A cardiologist informed Hunter’s mother that […]

May 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Maloney describes his bicycle trek as his second-toughest challenge behind stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before starting a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke, former Intel executive Sean Maloney described the trek as the second-toughest challenge of his life – behind only a stroke that left him unable to talk or use his right side.

Halfway […]

Ryley Williams to testify to promote funding for pediatric stroke research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ryley Williams was 15 years old, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound football player – and he was also the victim of a stroke.

Today, nearly three years after intense surgeries and still in ongoing physical therapy, he will be testifying before Congress on Wednesday to promote more funding […]

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment