American Heart Association

Drug therapy, LVAD helps severe heart failure patients recover function

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — More than a third of advanced heart failure patients treated with a combination of an artificial heart assist device, called a left ventricular assist device and intensive drug therapy have recovered their heart function enough to allow removal of the device.

The preliminary results […]

Stroke patients fare better in hospitals speeding care

Hospitals that used key strategies, tools and approaches from the Target: Stroke initiative sped up treatment times, which was associated with fewer stroke patients having complications or dying, according to a science report presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Target: Stroke is a national quality initiative that […]

Star-studded Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards honor fight against women’s heart disease

Actress and producer Rita Wilson will host Woman’s Day magazine’s 2014 Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have advanced the fight against heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women.

The awards presentation — Tuesday evening at Lincoln Center in New York — benefits the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

New kit launches for CPR training in schools

The CPR in Schools Training kit, a hands-on, interactive kit that allows educators to prepare more students, teachers and families to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation is now available from the American Heart Association.

The kit provides training in 30 minutes or less, using a “practice-while-watching” approach. Students learn Hands-Only CPR with an inflatable manikin and training DVD, […]

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