AHA/ASA EMBARGOED NEWS MATERIALS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

April 22, 2013

TO:  Writers, editors and broadcasters
FROM: American Heart Association Communications, Dallas

              AHA Media Contacts

*** Embargoed for release at 11 a.m. CT/noon ET, Wednesday, April 24, 2013
American Heart Association Policy Statement:

Costs to treat heart failure expected to more than double by 2030
Statement Highlights:

  • Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years as the U.S. population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs.
  • By 2030, every U.S. taxpayer could be paying $244 each year for heart failure expenses.
  • Strategies to prevent and treat heart failure are needed to curb the rise in the incidence of heart failure.

Links to:

This news release will be featured in a MEDIA BRIEFING with
AHA CEO Nancy Brown and statement author Paul A. Heidenreich
11 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 24, 2013
To participate, dial toll free: (855) 354-8029; Conference ID #48760994
Members of the media who plan to attend should RSVP to Chris Guizlo at chris.guizlo@heart.org

Contact information:
Dr. Paul A. Heidenreich (Palo Alto, Calif.) and AHA CEO Nancy Brown will be available to answer questions in a media briefing at 11 a.m., ET, April 24, 2013.  To participate, dial toll free: (855) 354-8029. Conference ID #48760994. Members of the media who plan to attend should RSVP to Chris Guizlo at chris.guizlo@heart.org

After April 24, Dr. Heidenreich can be reached at heiden@stanford.edu.  

Media Advisory:

*** Failure to abide by embargoes will result in suspension of credentials for American Heart Association meetings, privileges to the password-protected newsroom and the ability to receive advance materials.