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American Heart Association Publishes Policy Statement Advocating for Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in K-12
DALLAS, September 30, 2016 – Each year, approximately 7,000 children age 18 or younger experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital with survival rates of less than 10 percent. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chance of survival. The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – announced publication of a policy statement advocating for state laws requiring the implementation of cardiac emergency response plans (CERPs) in K-12 schools. The paper, published in the September issue of School Nurse, comes one year after AHA convened a group of stakeholders to develop tools to assist schools in developing CERPs.
On World Heart Day, American Heart Association recognizes role of patient/provider relationships in managing heart failure
The American Heart Association offers the new My HF Guide to help patients manage their condition and encourage open dialogue with their healthcare provider. Queen Latifah, whose mother has heart failure, joins AHA at UCLA Health to honor heart failure heroes and their important role in a patient’s journey.
San Francisco, CA – September 22, 2016 – The American Heart Association (AHA) today announced its inaugural Health Tech & Innovation Forum. Organized by the AHA’s new Center for Heath Technology & Innovation (CHTI), the forum is part of an AHA...
DALLAS, TX, Sept. 21, 2016– In a landmark nationwide effort, the American Heart Association (AHA) is announcing a new initiative called +color, focusing on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. The health impact of +color may be simple yet...
Study Highlights: Smoking has a very broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome. Study provides new knowledge about genes affected by smoking that could lead to a better understanding of smoking-related diseases.