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  • American Heart Association names new general counsel

    December 05, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has named attorney M. Lewis Kinard as executive vice president, general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the organization at its international headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Kinard succeeds Lynne M. Darrouzet, who previously announced plans to retire and who moves into a special project role -- of counsel -- to Association executive management.

  • American Heart Association raises concerns about Senate tax bill

    December 04, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News

    American Heart CEO Nancy Brown issued a statement today on the concerns raised about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by the Senate. Among the concerns raised were the proposed repeal of the health insurance mandate, removal of the charitable tax deduction, and substantial cuts to domestic programs, including Medicare and the Prevention Fund.

  • Senate tax bill will deprive more Americans of affordable health care, says 15 patient/consumer groups

    December 04, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News , Media Alerts

    Today a group of 15 non-partisan patient and consumer organizations issued a statement on the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The patient and consumer community joins members of the provider and insurance communities in raising the alarm about the consequences of the repeal of the individual mandate without a workable alternative, which include higher premiums and fewer Americans with coverage.

  • Higher risk of dying due to heart cell damage without any symptoms occurs during or after non-heart surgery

    December 04, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: One in seven patients 65 or older undergoing non-heart surgery experienced heart cell damage during or after surgery, known as perioperative myocardial injury (PMI). Deaths of patients with PMI were six times higher in the 30 days following surgery compared to patients without PMI.

  • Amgen CEO demonstrates commitment to workplace health as new member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable

    December 01, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association—the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—proudly welcomes Amgen Chairman and CEO, Robert A. Bradway, as the newest member of its CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable is the Association’s leadership collaborative with over 35-member CEOs who represent some of the nation’s largest employers committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health and the health of their communities.

  • American Heart Association says proposed changes to school meals fails the nation's children

    November 29, 2017 Categories: Advocacy News

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments on an interim final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The rule would allow school nutrition directors to include 1 percent flavored milk and refined grains instead of whole-grain rich products in school meals, as well as revise the sodium targets for daily school breakfasts and lunches.

  • La Asociación Americana del Corazón Provee Ayuda Financiara a Puerto Rico con la Fundación Ricky Martin

    November 28, 2017 Categories: Foreign Language News Releases

    Un cargamento de agua potable, filtros de agua, medicamentos y suministros médicos para hospitales y clínicas arribó anoche a la Base Aérea Muñiz del Aeropuerto de San Juan, como un esfuerzo humanitario de la Asociación Americana del Corazón – la organización de salud voluntaria líder a nivel mundial, dedicada a combatir las enfermedades cardiovasculares. La llegada a la Isla de esta ayuda médica fue posible mediante un donativo de cien mil dólares otorgado a la Fundación Ricky Martin para continuar contribuyendo con la recuperación de Puerto Rico.

  • American Heart Association provides financial aid to Puerto Rico with the Ricky Martin Foundation

    November 28, 2017 Categories: Program News

    A shipment of drinking water, water filters, medicine and medical supplies for hospitals and clinics arrived last night to the Muñiz Air Force Base in San Juan Airport, as a humanitarian effort of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.The arrival of this medical aid to the island, was made possible through the American Heart Association’s $100,000 donation, granted to the Ricky Martin Foundation in contribution to Puerto Rico’s relief and recovery post-Hurricane Maria.

  • More than 300 medical practices and health systems recognized for blood pressure control

    November 28, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) today recognized 310 physician practices and health systems from across the country for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

  • Special issue on global disparities in management of cardiovascular disease illustrates need for global outreach and leadership

    November 21, 2017 Categories: Program News

    Results from studies featured in the November issue of the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes focus on the disparities in cardiovascular care found globally, emphasizing the importance of the American Heart Association’s leadership as the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.

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