American Heart Association

Researcher at forefront of AHA’s precision medicine efforts honored for service


Very early in life, Joseph Loscalzo saw how merciless heart disease can be.

After his grandmother suffered a series of heart attacks, there was very little doctors could do. She was hospitalized and placed on bed rest, basically surviving through her final decades. Today’s modern medical […]

Study author: Conventional CPR education efforts should intensify for children


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Education efforts to teach bystander CPR should intensify in minority communities, according to the lead author of a recent study that showed Hispanic and African-American children were less likely to get CPR with breaths, which had improved survival compared to compression-only CPR or […]

Investigadora: Se deben intensificar las iniciativas de educación de la RCP convencional para niños


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Según el autor principal de un estudio reciente que mostró que los niños hispanos y los afro-americanos tienden menos que los blancos a recibir RCP con respiración, se tienen que intensificar las iniciativas educacionales de RCP que dan transeúntes. Los resultados del informa […]

University of Pennsylvania initiates heart-starting art contest

Staff at the University of Pennsylvania want to make it easier to spot automated external defibrillators – devices used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest – and they’re doing it with art.

The university launched the Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge to draw attention to the life-saving devices – a […]

National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]