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2014-06-03 16:24:42

Santa Clara County first in the nation to launch innovative AED app MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, El Camino Hospital, in collaboration with the PulsePoint Foundation, announced the launch of the second PulsePoint mobile app, PulsePoint AED, which is designed to build the most comprehensive registry of public automated external defibrillators (AED) available for use during sudden cardiac emergencies. Santa Clara County is the first to roll out this new...

2014-06-03 12:45:27

Leading global provider of intuitive automated external defibrillator technology spotlights education and awareness to enable anyone to help save a life ANDOVER, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 2014 National CPR and AED Awareness Week, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) is highlighting the importance of access to easy-to-use technology that can help people intervene and save lives during sudden cardiac arrest. National CPR and AED Awareness Week, beginning June 1 and...

2014-06-02 16:26:11

Limited edition customer-designed flip flops raise funds for the American Heart Association® during June's "Stress Free America" Month ATLANTA and HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can flip flops help fight heart disease? Popular outdoor sports apparel and footwear brands Quiksilver and Roxy have teamed up with fast-growing retail chain Flip Flop Shops® to say: yes! Today, the companies unveiled two stylish limited edition flip flops to be sold exclusively at...

2014-06-02 08:31:10

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their training has significantly lapsed.(i) CPR RsQ Assist® - introduced by CPR RsQ Assist, Inc. - is a first-of-its-kind,...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...

2014-05-29 10:28:27

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Guidelines based on retrospective case studies, case reports don't stand the test of time Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges. In a first-of-its-kind study, Penn Medicine researchers examined high-level recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the...

2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-21 16:27:18

MIAMI, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an event held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17th 2014, American Heart Association chose to feature the collection of jewelry designer Joseph Aviv in the annual heart ball auction. Aviv's exclusive pieces, including his trademark Brown Gold and Diamond Web Heart Necklace, were presented at the AHA Gala Event, and guests who purchased champagne flutes, were also entered into a festive raffle to win diamonds from...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...


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