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2013-07-30 10:49:05

American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology Scientific Statement Healthcare professionals are urged to counsel heart and stroke patients on how to resume a healthy sex life, according to a joint statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation and the European Heart Journal. It is the first scientific statement to offer detailed guidance for patients. "Patients are anxious and often afraid sex will trigger another cardiac event –...

2013-07-30 10:46:47

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report College football players, especially linemen, may develop high blood pressure over the course of their first season, according to a small study in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. Researchers documented higher blood pressure levels among 113 first-year college players. Only one player had already been diagnosed with hypertension before the season and 27 percent had a family history of hypertension. At...

2013-07-26 13:31:18

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Women with clot-caused strokes are less likely than men to arrive at the hospital in time to receive the best treatment, according to a European study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In the study, 11 percent of women with acute ischemic strokes were treated with the clot-dissolving medication alteplase, compared with 14 percent of men. Study participants included 5,515 patients at 12 hospitals in the...

2013-07-23 23:32:40

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Advanced Medical Certification (AMC), the leading online provider for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and recertification programs, has just announced they will be offering an end of July special which is a 10% discount on their BLS certification and recertification courses....

Stroke Risk Can Be Reduced If You Just Break A Sweat
2013-07-19 08:54:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of Americans who may be at risk of having a stroke should be happy to know just a little exercise can reduce that risk by as much as 20 percent when that exercise includes breaking a sweat. A number of risk factors for stroke have been previously identified, including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and not being physically active. Researchers, publishing new research in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal...

2013-07-17 16:28:05

Top-level sponsorship focuses on year-round collaboration, Heart Walk WICHITA, Kan., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Via Christi Health has joined the American Heart Association as the local platform sponsor for "My Heart. My Life." - a national movement designed to improve the health of Americans. With an emphasis on families, "My Heart. My Life." focuses on healthy living and creating healthy mindsets through a range of education, advocacy and community efforts that...

2013-07-16 23:02:33

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, NJ, has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, NJ, has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The recognition...

2013-07-16 22:27:48

There are six procedural things hospital teams can do to help heart failure patients avoid another hospital stay in the 30 days after they're discharged — and if all six are followed, patients are even more likely to avoid readmission, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Each step alone had some impact, but researchers discovered that if all six recommendations are followed, readmissions...

2013-07-09 20:20:09

DALLAS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Waiting for a flight at the airport? Why not put that time to good use and learn how to save someone's life? The American Heart Association and American Airlines Occupation Health Services are helping passengers learn and practice lifesaving Hands-Only(TM) CPR while waiting for flights at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Hands-Only CPR kiosk will be placed in Terminal C, Gate 7 for six months, allowing hands-on practice...

2013-07-09 16:23:54

Pulse oximetry screening now required for all Missouri newborns ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jay Nixon signed Chloe's Law during a ceremony at St. Louis Children's Hospital today, mandating pulse oximetry screening for all Missouri newborns. The lifesaving measure had been a top legislative priority for the American Heart Association and the organization celebrates this final important step. "Because of the important work of the Missouri legislature...