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For kids, ideal heart health explained in new statement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The road to cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, and it’s a road many American children are on, based on a new report from the American Heart Association that indicates very few kids meet all the criteria for ideal heart health.

Many are overweight or obese. Others […]

AHA a top workplace for baby boomers, millennials

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association is among the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the 20 Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers, according to Fortune rankings released Tuesday.

The awards “demonstrate once again that the AHA is a welcoming place where we are all committed not only to […]

New measures could improve atrial fibrillation treatment, lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New treatment performance and quality measures released Monday will be used to assess quality of care and identify areas for improvement for patients with atrial fibrillation.

As many as 6.1 million Americans were living with atrial fibrillation in 2010. Also known as AFib, the condition involves […]

Discovery of new heart enzyme could lead to future heart failure treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers have identified a new enzyme that could improve heart contractions and contribute to future heart failure treatments, according to an international study published this week.

A “motor protein” called myosin enhances heart contraction through constant attachment of phosphate molecules to it, Dr. Audrey Chang, the […]

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure||0 Comments

Love of college hoops benefits women’s heart disease awareness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A grassroots program that uses “bracket-ology” during March Madness to increase awareness of women’s heart disease has raised $10,000 total since it began in 2010, according to organizers.

Jeff Logan created Pat’s Picks to honor his mother, Pat, who was an avid basketball fan. For years, […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, Women||1 Comment

CPR trainer saved by CPR at American Heart Association office

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A woman suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a meeting about CPR training at an American Heart Association office, where she was revived thanks to CPR and quick-acting emergency responders.

The Kentucky woman had traveled to the emergency cardiovascular care volunteer meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, on Monday […]

FDA proposes voluntary targets for food producers to lower sodium

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The federal government has proposed voluntary new targets for restaurants and food manufacturers to gradually lower the amount of salt in their products, the latest in a series of significant moves aiming to reduce sodium in the U.S. food supply.

High sodium intake has […]

Transamerica to sponsor American Heart Association Heart Walks in five cities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S. insurer and financial services company Transamerica will serve as the lead corporate sponsor of American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in five U.S. cities – Baltimore, Cedar Rapids, Dallas, Denver and Tampa Bay.

Transamerica has “committed to championing a culture of health in its workplaces and […]

Heart-Check mark added to online meal planner

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The online meal planning service DinnerTime is making it easier to build a heart-healthy diet. The company now identifies products with the Heart-Check mark. It’s the familiar symbol on food packages that indicates a particular food meets the nutrition requirements of the American Heart Association’s […]

Big data help predict worldwide cardiovascular deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By 2025, more than 5 million men and 2.8 million women worldwide will die prematurely each year from cardiovascular disease if nations do not intervene, says a recent report from the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation.

Forecasting the trajectory of risk factors and their […]