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Healthcare system must think outside the box to achieve health equality

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare organizations could achieve greater health equality if they considered unconventional approaches, such as partnering with community groups and businesses, according to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Hospitals should be thinking about creative ways to initiate health care outside its […]

San Francisco may soon ban smokeless tobacco at ballparks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

San Francisco — home of the 2014 World Series champion Giants — could become the first U.S. city to ban chewing tobacco from all ballparks and playing fields.

City supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to prohibit all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, at every athletic venue […]

Top honors for stroke researcher, longtime volunteer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke care research led by longtime American Heart Association/American Stroke Association volunteer Gregg Fonarow, M.D., has been selected as one of the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements in 2014 by the Clinical Research Forum, a consortium of leading academic health centers.

The awards were presented last […]

Senate approves Medicare bill, votes down repeal of therapy caps

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Senate passed a Medicare bill this week that grants temporary relief from caps on therapy services for stroke survivors and other Medicare beneficiaries who need outpatient rehabilitation. A broader amendment to repeal the Medicare therapy caps failed.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of […]

‘It’s not over’ for congenital heart disease survivor Kami Sutton

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It was never supposed to be a simple procedure. After all, Kami Sutton had been born with an impressive list of congenital heart defects that had already required 19 surgeries for the 26-year-old. Now it was time for No. 20.

The plan was to give Sutton […]

Some questions answered, others raised in heart testing for mild chest pain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans visit their doctors complaining of mild chest pain. Most are given one of two types of heart exams: a traditional stress test to see how the heart reacts to physical activity, or a state-of-the-art CT scan that provides 3-D images of the […]

Expanded use of heart pumps could benefit more patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More patients with advanced heart failure and those at higher risk for complications during heart procedures could benefit from heart pumps, according to an expert consensus statement released Tuesday.

Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices help pump blood through the body or increase the amount of oxygen-rich […]

Hands-Only CPR training helps man save wife’s life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jerry Kertesz first learned Hands-Only CPR at his local library in Tucson, Arizona. His wife Lisa had seen a blurb about it in the paper and the couple decided to give it a try.

A few months later, Jerry underwent training a second time, this time […]

More college-age kids would take statins under pediatric guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For children and adults with elevated levels of “bad” cholesterol, guidelines are available to point physicians to the most appropriate treatment. But for patients who are no longer children but not quite yet adults, knowing which recommendations to follow hasn’t been clear-cut.

Now, a new study […]

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Physically active middle-aged adults have low risk of sudden cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function and usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart that stops […]