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Research supports skilled, hands-on care in rehabilitation after stroke

The percentage of Americans surviving a stroke is at an all-time high. But experts caution that for those who survive, more effective strategies are needed to help them recover — and avoid another stroke.

The most helpful intervention may be one delivered at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, according to new […]

Celebrity models rock the red

Celebrity models got haute for heart disease as part of New York Fashion Week Thursday night.

Entertainers Laura Bell Bundy and Rosie O’Donnell kicked off the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection at Lincoln Center. The event featured more than 20 celebrity walkers in couture red dresses from some of […]

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

Grant awarded to improve heart attack care systems

AstraZeneca Medical Education Grants Office awarded  American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Program and Duke University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing a $3.5 million grant to improve systems of care for quickly treating heart attacks.

The project, Regional Systems Accelerator: Implementation of The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline – AMI […]

February 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Cardiologist wears red, only red, for women

Cardiologist Annabelle Santos Volgman wears red. Everything in her closet is red. She got special permission from hospital officials to paint her treatment rooms red.

It’s all to draw attention to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

“We were taught in medical school that heart […]

February 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

One in three people would risk shorter life rather than take daily pill to avoid heart disease

One in three people say they would risk living a shorter life instead of taking a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and the University of North […]

February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

AHA mourns passing of cardiac surgeon killed at hospital

The cardiac surgeon who was shot to death at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was remembered by American Heart Association leaders Wednesday as a caring and brilliant man devoted to saving lives.

Michael J. Davidson, M.D., died Tuesday night from wounds sustained during a shooting at the Shapiro Cardiovascular […]

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||10 Comments

AHA president points out problems in new study, urges sodium limits

Helping people get healthier is a responsibility we take very seriously at the American Heart Association. That’s why we carefully evaluate the latest scientific evidence before we make recommendations about the healthiest way to eat.

And that’s why, as president of this trusted organization, I feel it is my duty […]

January 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

New measurement of HDL function provides information about cardiovascular risk

A new measurement called “cholesterol efflux capacity” may be an indicator of heart disease, according to recently published research.

The findings from UT Southwestern Medical Center research appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and also may provide information to better target therapeutic treatments than standard measurements of high-density […]

January 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

FDA approves new blood thinner

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new blood thinner to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat that affects more than 2.7 million Americans.

The agency also approved Savaysa (edoxaban tablets), developed by Tokyo-based Daiichi […]

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Ohio lawmakers make it easier for public to use school fields, facilities after school hours

Ohio lawmakers made it easier for schools to open their gymnasiums, pools, playgrounds, running track, athletic fields and other facilities to public use during non-school hours by passing legislation Wednesday that clarifies liability issues.

The “shared-use” bill, which becomes law 90 days after it’s signed by Gov. John R. Kasich , […]

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