American Heart Association

Actor, director of CPR video share personal connections to heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When taking on roles, actors often ask themselves, “What’s my motivation?” For those who made “Mama Knows Best,” the answer was simple: to save lives.

In the new video from the American Heart Association, two siblings grapple with the suggestions of their lovingly overbearing mother. But […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: CPR, Hispanic, multicultural|Tags: , |3 Comments

What’s it like to live with an LVAD?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: With today being the 29th of the month, American Heart Association News is featuring another story on baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his ongoing battle with heart disease. Carew, who wore No. 29 throughout his career, is leading “Heart of 29,” a […]

New York’s class of 2016 is first to graduate with CPR skills

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Graduating seniors across New York State are the first student class to graduate with Hands-Only CPR skills as a result of legislation that went into effect this school year.

“They started with ABC’s and finished with CPR. Three little letters can make all the difference.

Congratulations Class […]

Women less likely to receive procedures for cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women cardiac arrest patients are less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving procedures to look for and open blocked coronary arteries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Procedures such as angiography and angioplasty help boost cardiac arrest survival rates, but […]

Mobile devices, social media may improve emergency heart, stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, according to a new scientific statement.

The statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, is based on studies that evaluated the effectiveness of digital […]

Cardiac arrest survivor’s Appalachian trek continues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dustin Hadley is more than one-quarter through the hike of his life — one that’s taking him the length of the Appalachian Trail.

His gear goes beyond the usual camping provisions. Hadley has an ICD, or implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which works as a pacemaker and also […]

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 […]

Texas middle-schooler saves dad with CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a cardiac arrest, every second matters. Luckily, 12-year-old Aerin Thomas didn’t have to whip out her phone to check what to do when her dad’s heart stopped. She’d already been trained.

Aerin and her mom, Angela, were at a grocery store when they got a call from […]

Cardiac arrest survivor to play college hoops

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E.J. Galloway had just come off the court during a summer league basketball game when he suddenly collapsed. The seemingly healthy 16-year-old was in cardiac arrest.

His coach, Willie Swinney, knew exactly what to do. He started CPR. A parent from the opposing team, John Knight, […]

Heart of 29 campaign hits LA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his Heart of 29 campaign to boost awareness and prevention of heart disease expanded to a vast new audience Monday night through a series of events before and during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers […]