Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at the scene are the first to provide quality patient care to these victims. These healthcare professionals on the frontlines need training […]
Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded a $3.8 million grant from the American Heart Association to advocate cardiovascular health to high-risk New York City children and their parents.
Mount Sinai is one of four institutions named an AHA Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network […]
The federal government is urging pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and young children to eat more fish – but also to be careful not to take in too much mercury.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued an advisory this week […]
Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had heart surgery at Duke University […]
With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant or child. The American Heart Association provides these skills with new online training on first aid and resuscitation.
Using real-life scenarios and […]
Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday.
Excessive salt consumption is one of the major factors contributing to high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease and stroke. […]
Routine vaccinations may reduce the higher risk of stroke in children that is associated with common infections, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 in San Diego.
In a large, international study, researchers are examining the link between infections and ischemic stroke – those […]
The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart Association. About 50 percent of U.S. adults and 65 percent of adolescents do not currently get the recommended amount of daily […]
Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
“It’s important that primary care providers not ignore elevated blood pressure […]