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Experts exploring contemporary research issues in San Antonio

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making science less mysterious and more understandable for the average consumer is the focus of a research meeting this week in San Antonio.

“Gathering cardiovascular scientists of all career stages at the Research Leaders Academy is an opportunity to share thoughts about best practices to develop […]

Heart disease, constructed from a mysterious mixture of traits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Piece by piece, researchers are working on different parts of the puzzle to control and cure heart disease. At Mount Sinai, Ron Do, […]

Finance executive seeks the best for AHA funds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carl Rafiepour proves that you don’t have to be an expert in heart disease or stroke to help save lives. The finance executive got involved with the American Heart Association more than 20 years ago.

“For volunteering to be a joyful, long-term commitment, what you get […]

Chickasaw Nation governor working to improve tribe’s health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When kids visit the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, they’re greeted with two questions: Are you hungry? Have you eaten today? If needed, a healthy meal is served on the spot.

It’s a visible and compelling display of the Chickasaw Nation’s efforts to improve the health of […]

Physician of the Year helps raise awareness about high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When his dad was diagnosed with diabetes, Raymond Townsend got busy taking care of him – even though he was only 10 years old.

Townsend, already a science lover who had a chemistry set and dreams of someday inventing something important, was eager to help.

“It was […]

Nurse, stroke survivor dedicated to educating and helping others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Teri Ackerson vividly recalls the 1 a.m. call from a friend who was urgently trying to figure out whether someone was having a stroke.

As a nurse who has herself survived a stroke and now works to make sure people get proper stroke treatment, people who […]

Washington Women’s Board honored for lifesaving work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Since 1947, the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association of Greater Washington Region has been fighting heart disease and stroke, often with the high-profile help of America’s first ladies.

Rosalynn Carter helped teach kids CPR. Other first ladies – from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush […]

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, CPR, Women|Tags: |1 Comment

Airport CPR kiosks now offer lifesaving training across the country

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More and more people are finding the opportunity to save lives at airports across the country.

Travelers can now learn Hands-Only CPR in just a few minutes at five airport kiosks that provide quick lessons and practice using a video touch-screen and a CPR mannequin.

The kiosks […]

Tomaselli honored for decades of research, patient care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Gordon Tomaselli was in his first year of medical residency when his mom went into cardiac arrest on her way to a doctor’s visit.

She had been living with heart failure, breathless even from walking or bathing, when her heart stopped beating that day in 1985. […]

Noted genetic researcher Musunuru working on heart disease vaccine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While some people are prone to heart disease despite healthy lifestyles, some others seem immune to the world’s leading cause of death – even if they smoke, don’t exercise or have high blood pressure or other proven health risks.

“Some people are simply born with genes […]