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Pioneer epidemiologist given American Heart Association award for mentoring generations of scientists, doctors and other professionals

The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to time-honored medical epidemiologist Jeremiah Stamler, M.D., of Northwestern University in Chicago.

The award lauded Stamler “for his far-reaching contributions to the development of generations of cardiovascular scientists during a long career devoted to […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Young heart health linked to better overall health in later years

Maintaining a healthy heart while young may help prevent future disease and disability, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In this study spanning more than three decades, participants who were at low risk for heart and blood vessel disease when young adults were 60 […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

High blood pressure control in United States continues to improve

High blood pressure control continues to improve in the United States, with more than half of those with the condition now achieving readings below 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014 and simultaneously published in the American […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

High hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection coincide with peak flu season

Hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection were highest during peak flu season November-March, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which blood leaks from the aorta, the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Family Sodium Watcher Program focuses on a partnership between the heart failure patient and a caregiver/member of the family […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

U.S. emergency room visits for irregular heartbeat soar

Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation have increased significantly in the United States — causing a major healthcare burden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Atrial fibrillation, the most common kind of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

French study links early PCI to improved survival rates

People who received percutaneous coronary intervention early after non-trauma, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest lived significantly longer than those who didn’t, in a French study presented Saturday at the ReSuscitation Science Symposium.

“Our work suggests that the systematic use of PCI in all cardiac arrest patients admitted in the intensive care unit […]

Telephone CPR improves out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patient survival in Arizona

A statewide telephone-assisted pre-arrival CPR program in Arizona increased survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, according to a study presented Saturday at the Resuscitation Science Symposium.

The program, which includes bystander-administered CPR before emergency medical services arrive, also decreased time to first chest compression and increased bystander CPR participation […]

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Antman urges innovation to harness technology, big data

Scientific researchers and healthcare professionals must transform emerging technology and big data into innovative ways to help patients, American Heart Association President Elliott Antman, MD, FAHA, said Sunday during his Presidential Address at Scientific Sessions.

Antman cited several examples of groundbreaking science that are already putting technological and innovative advances […]

Veterans Day – Thank You

To all who have served, this country owes an enormous debt, and on this one day in particular, we pause to say “Thank You”.

Life is Why.

November 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment