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  • American Heart Association Launches Guidelines-Compliant BLS and ACLS Courses

    May 17, 2016 Categories: Program News

    (DALLAS, May 17, 2016) - The American Heart Association (AHA) announced the release of its updated Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) programs. The courses in these programs are now updated to comply with the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

  • Nearly half of all heart attacks may be ‘silent’

    May 16, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent — occurring without any symptoms. Like heart attacks with symptoms, silent heart attacks increase the risk of death. Because people do not realize they had a silent heart attack, they...

  • Around-the-clock monitoring may unmask hypertension in African-Americans

    May 16, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a device which measures blood pressure around-the-clock may help identify African Americans who have “masked” or undetected high blood pressure. African Americans with any masked hypertension had twice the risk of developing clinic hypertension when compared to those who had both normal clinic and normal out-of-office blood pressure.

  • Acute Ischemic Stroke Guideline adoption targeted by AHA/ASA

    May 16, 2016

    (DALLAS) May 16, 2016 – Acute Ischemic Stroke Guidelines are the subject of a new toolkit from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association aimed at accelerating adoption of the 2015 update regarding endovascular treatment. Endovascular...

  • American Heart Association Enhances Communications / Marketing Organization to Adapt to Changing Media Landscape, Consumer Needs

    May 16, 2016

    DALLAS, May 16, 2016 – The American Heart Association (AHA), one of the world’s leading voluntary health organization brands, has announced the addition of a pair of key marketing and communications senior executives to its nationwide leadership team....

  • Stroke in younger Danish adults spiked over the past two decades

    May 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights Stroke and “warning stroke” in young adults may be on the rise in Denmark. Hospital admissions for first-time stroke and TIA increased in people 15 to 30 years of age from 1994 to 2012 in Denmark. Researchers say an increase in the number of people with diabetes and obesity may have contributed to this trend, which may make the results applicable to the United States.

  • U.S. stroke hospitalizations drop overall, but increase for young people and African-Americans

    May 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights Nationwide, hospitalizations for strokes fell almost 20 percent between 2000 and 2010. However, there is a sharp increase in hospitalizations among those age 25 to 44. Prevention efforts that address risk factors, such as high blood pressure, may be contributing to the findings for older Americans.

  • Heartburn drug damages blood vessel cells in lab finding

    May 10, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A commonly used heartburn medication caused blood vessel cells to age faster in laboratory testing. These findings could help explain recent reports linking long-term use of heartburn medication to several serious illnesses, including heart disease, kidney disease and dementia. Clinical studies still are necessary to determine if the drugs damage blood vessel cells within the body.

  • Blood pressure over time may better predict stroke, death risk

    May 09, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The pattern of systolic blood pressure from middle age onward may tell more than a single blood pressure reading about a person’s risk of stroke and death from other diseases linked to high blood pressure. Understanding these trajectory patterns may be important for prevention strategies. Blood pressure can change markedly with age and should be checked regularly, researchers advise.

  • PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk

    Study Highlights: People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who take cholesterol-lowering statins may have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don’t take statins. The risk of amputation and death among PAD patients on higher dose statins is lower for patients on low or moderate dose statins.

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