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Three states have bills before governors requiring students learn CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kentucky, South Carolina and Wisconsin all have bills before their governors requiring students  learn CPR before graduation.

Kentucky passed Senate Bill 33 on Monday that would require high school students to be taught CPR based on American Heart Association guidelines. Understanding and learning the proper psychomotor skills […]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, CPR, Patients||0 Comments

Women with endometriosis may have a higher risk of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with endometriosis – especially those 40 or younger – may have a higher risk of heart disease, according to new research published on Tuesday.

The study, published in Circulation:Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, may be the first prospective investigation to examine the link between coronary heart […]

March 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Women||0 Comments

Genetically inherited high cholesterol twice as common as believed

Genetically inherited high levels of cholesterol are twice as common in the United States as previously believed, affecting one in 250 adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

The condition, familial hypercholesterolemia, leads to severely elevated cholesterol levels from birth and is a leading cause of […]

March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Research||9 Comments

New Bugher Foundation research award will fund innovative investigators

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES – The Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation, one of the nation’s leading funders of stroke research, announced Wednesday the creation of an award honoring a longtime trustee that will fund innovative investigators.

The inaugural prize went to James Weyhenmeyer, the vice president […]

Red Hot! Celebrity models rock the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 20 celebrities walked the runway Thursday night in red designer gowns to demonstrate support for women’s heart health.

The bevy of beautiful women in beautiful dresses were all at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy’s show during New […]

February 12th, 2016|Categories: Women|Tags: , |1 Comment

Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the […]

Telethon to raise awareness of stroke and aphasia

The Language of Love Telethon, Stroke and Aphasia Awareness telethon will be broadcast on March 20 on Madhouse TV from 2–8 p.m. CT.

This is the second year for the online telethon, which raises awareness and funds for the American Stroke Association, The Head Injury Association and RenéMarie Language of […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

The search begins for a research team leader

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The search for one person with “One Brave Idea” to solve the challenges of coronary heart disease is one step closer to a reality, with the hope that the idea could eventually lead to a cure.

Applications are available for download and submission at 4 p.m. […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Data from the Framingham Heart Study — federally supported, ongoing […]

Small reductions in kidney function associated with heart, blood vessel damage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Even in very healthy people, a small reduction in kidney function from normal to just a bit below normal was associated […]