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A faster way to diagnose stroke in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An emergency room rapid response plan for children can help diagnose stroke symptoms quickly, a new study has found.

Some children’s hospitals already have rapid response processes for when a child comes in with stroke-like symptoms, but most hospitals do not, said Lori Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., […]

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Guidelines urge new approach to treating worst strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hospitals nationwide may soon change how they treat the most disabling strokes after new guidelines released Monday recommend using tiny devices to snag large clots from a blocked artery within the brain.

The clot-removal devices are wire cages called stent retrievers, or “stentrievers,” and the American […]

PTSD, trauma may raise heart, stroke risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is the largest to examine PTSD […]

Nearly half of Hispanics with high cholesterol don’t realize it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of cholesterol treatment, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America, with 52 million […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

AHA, China announce new health agreement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of people could be trained in CPR with the help of the American Heart Association under an agreement with the Chinese government announced Tuesday, part of a new effort to save lives in a country where about 290 million people have cardiovascular diseases.

Although it is not the first such collaboration […]

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Oregon requires CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Oregon has become the 23rd state to require students to learn CPR before high school graduation. Gov. Kate Brown signed the new state legislation Wednesday.

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, Oregon students in grades 7 through 12 will receive CPR training and learn how to […]

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

San Francisco school district to require CPR training to graduate

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

San Francisco Unified School District will require all students to learn CPR to graduate.

Passed unanimously by the school board in late May, the requirement will begin with the 2015-2016 school year.

Fewer than half of the roughly 326,000 Americans who have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital […]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

There’s a new world record for CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of New Yorkers learned Hands-Only CPR on Thursday in Times Square, as they witnessed the world’s largest CPR relay.

It took 250 celebrities, politicians and others about five hours to set a Guinness World Record for most people in a CPR relay. The relay lasted 12 […]

Teaching CPR en español

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a young American studying Spanish abroad, Shannon Daniel experienced first-hand how CPR can save a life. But what she didn’t know then was the important role she would play in spreading that lifesaving skill.

Daniel was studying in Spain on her way to becoming a […]

Second-grader saves grandmother with 911 call

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

“Hello, my grandma just had a stroke! Can you come get her? And she can’t talk.”

Those were the words a quick-thinking 7-year-old told a 911 operator that may have saved her grandmother’s life.

The dispatcher who took the call presented Anna Crown with a certificate of […]

May 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |3 Comments