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Screening young athletes for heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The NCAA is moving forward with developing guidelines to detect college athletes at risk for sudden cardiac death — an issue that recently riled university team physicians and is seeping into state legislatures, where lawmakers are pushing for mandated heart screenings for high school athletes.

But […]

Groups push for expanded telestroke coverage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Congressional staff members heard from top stroke organizations Wednesday at a briefing to urge lawmakers to support legislation that would expand coverage of offsite stroke care to all Medicare beneficiaries.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) plans to introduce the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act — or […]

A cappella group keeps the beat in CPR video

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

It features Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or […]

College student learns CPR at airport kiosk, saves life days later

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

University of Dayton student Matthew Lickenbrock was driving to an evening class in April when he saw a flash of lightning that appeared to hit the engineering building where he was headed.

Pulling into the parking lot, he saw a young man face down on the […]

Indiana removes opt-out provision for CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Indiana high school students will be required to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation under new state legislation signed into law Thursday that gets rid of a provision that had allowed schools to opt out of CPR training.

Indiana began requiring CPR training in schools last year with the […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: A mother’s heartbreaking, heartwarming tale

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The nurses were careful about how to share the news with Christie Reinhardt. Lying in a hospital bed, weakened, her body might not be able to handle the full weight of the information.

She’s a Southern woman, though: no-nonsense. She insisted on knowing what had become […]

Rhode Island to screen all newborns with pulse ox test

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Rhode Island is now among the nearly 40 states that require hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

The American Heart Association announced last Wednesday that a regulation adopted last August by the Rhode Island Department of Health will include pulse oximetry among […]

Heart failure study awarded $2 million

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A three-year, $2 million research study on heart failure care in the emergency department has been awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to a joint research team from Vanderbilt University and the American Heart Association.

The study goal is to improve outcomes for heart failure […]

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 […]