American Heart Association

AHA expands hospital program in Dubai


The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday became the first country outside the United States to fully implement an American Heart Association program that helps hospitals improve cardiovascular care.

Get With The Guidelines is an evidence-based, in-hospital continuous quality improvement process designed to improve treatment and prevent […]

AHA president concerned by new blood pressure treatment guideline


A new guideline published Monday recommends less-aggressive blood pressure treatment for many people, guidance the American Heart Association’s president said could actually increase their risk for major health problems.

The guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, published in […]

New alliance to develop mobile health app guidelines


The American Heart Association, American Medical Association, DHX Group and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society announced Monday they’ve created an alliance that will develop guidelines for mobile health apps.

Known as Xcertia, the nonprofit corporation will outline principles that can help guide mobile health apps […]

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Guidelines urge new approach to treating worst strokes


Hospitals nationwide may soon change how they treat the most disabling strokes after new guidelines released Monday recommend using tiny devices to snag large clots from a blocked artery within the brain.

The clot-removal devices are wire cages called stent retrievers, or “stentrievers,” and the American […]

Nutrition panel releases dietary guidelines advisory report

The nation’s top nutrition panel released its advisory report Thursday setting target levels for sodium, saturated fats and added sugars – recommendations that eventually could shape public policy, including school lunches, how food manufacturers craft their products and diet advice.

The recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee go next to […]

February 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“We have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors […]

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Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year.

Schools across the country will be following updated Department of Agriculture rules governing snacks, drinks in vending machines, […]

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that helps hospitals follow those guidelines.

The association’s Get With The Guidelines program hit the 5 million-patient milestone this month and also the […]

AHA wraps up a year worth quacking about

In the annals of the American Heart Association, the 2013-14 fiscal year may be remembered for a single item.

A rubber duck.

More specifically, the six “LifeSaver Ducks” used as reward incentives for kids who raised money through the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs at their schools.

These […]

First set of recommendations in a decade advocate gender-specific approach for women

A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease.

The scientific statement is the first since 2005 to update recommendations about how best to diagnose suspected ischemic heart disease in women. […]