Latest American Heart Association Stories

Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Habits From Sesame Street
2013-11-20 09:07:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Preschool-age children can learn heart-healthy eating habits, thanks in part to the long-running television program Sesame Street, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas on Monday. The data presented at the conference was from a three-year follow-up study of preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia conducted by Dr. Valentin Fuster, the Director of Mount Sinai...

2013-11-19 16:46:52

Abstract: 18987: Hall F, Core 4, Poster Board: 4051 Sudden cardiac arrest isn't always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and...

AHA Controversy Statins Recommendations
2013-11-19 14:50:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) made significant waves when they released a set of recommendations for healthcare providers that suggested 33 million more Americans could benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. This week, those recommendations are being called into question as a pair of Harvard Medical School professors published a report in the journal The...

2013-11-19 12:10:08

Abstract 17765 (Room C140) For the first time, an antidote developed specifically for dabigatran successfully reversed the effects of the anti-clotting medication in healthy volunteers, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. New oral anti-clotting medications such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) are easier to take than warfarin. However, up until now, there have been no specific antidotes available to reverse the effects of these new...

2013-11-19 12:09:02

Abstract 19107 (Room D170) U.S. hospitalizations and costs of care for atrial fibrillation nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010, according to research presented. at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Over 4.6 million hospitalizations occurred nationwide for atrial fibrillation during the decade, said researchers who found the progressive percentage increase reached 46 percent. Researchers projected a similar trend in hospitalizations and costs over the next...

2013-11-19 11:59:43

Abstract 13405 (Room D170) People with damage in the small blood vessels of the retina and kidneys are at increased risk to develop the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of stroke and causes heart-related chest pain or heart failure in some people. Researchers in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) followed 10,009 middle-aged...

Rural And Southern Counties Lack Annual Training In CPR
2013-11-19 08:03:46

Duke University Medical Center Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published Nov. 18, 2013, in JAMA Internal Medicine, add to known geographic disparities in cardiac arrest survival and offer a rationale to increase access to training for the life-saving intervention....

2013-11-18 23:31:26

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) has created a public service announcement website to educate the public about the prevalence of fraudulent online CPR training and the public health and safety risk that results from responders inadequately prepared to administer these lifesaving techniques. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 According to the site at http://www.OnlineOnlyCPRFirstAidSham.com, HSI points out that no major nationally recognized training program in the United States...

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