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  • Dallas cardiologist to take Circulation helm

    June 29, 2016 Categories: Program News, Heart News

    DALLAS, June 29, 2016 – On July 1, 2016, Dallas cardiologist Joseph A. Hill, M.D., Ph.D., will assume the position of editor-in-chief of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

  • Prehypertension during pregnancy could lead to cardiovascular risks

    June 27, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Pregnant women who experience even subtle blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of what is considered “normal” blood pressure appear more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after giving birth. This is the first study to show that upper limits of normal blood pressure, or pre-hypertension, in pregnancy may be an unrecognized indication of later cardio-metabolic risk.

  • Performance, Quality Measures Updated for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

    June 27, 2016 Categories: Program News

    WASHINGTON (June 27, 2016) — The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released updated clinical performance and quality measures for treating adult patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This document...

  • Royse, Houser to lead American Heart Association in 2016-17

    June 23, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS, June 27, 2016 ― The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease, has selected a retired California business consultant and a leading Philadelphia research scientist as...

  • Benjamin, Roach, Tomaselli receive American Heart Association’s highest honor

    June 23, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS, June 23, 2016 ― The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, presented its 2016 Gold Heart Award to Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., ScM, FAHA; William H. Roach, Jr.;...

  • American Heart Association honors top volunteers at annual awards luncheon

    June 23, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS – June 23, 2016―The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, honored several leading volunteers for their significant accomplishments and outstanding service at...

  • Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes

    June 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. The number of cardiac arrest patients treated at hospitals increased and in-hospital death rates have fallen for both sexes, however women were less likely to survive, according to a new study.

  • Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

    June 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlight: A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke treatments.

  • Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

    June 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant.

  • Statement from Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, on Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

    June 16, 2016 Categories: Program News

    Today the city of Philadelphia delivered a big win, for not only the health of their children, but children across the country, by demonstrating that cities and their residents have the power to initiate positive change. In an historic move, Philadelphia will now generate significant revenue to expand pre-K and improve parks and recreation centers. We commend Mayor Kenney and the members of the City Council for rejecting the big spending and false arguments of the beverage industry and standing for what they know is right for their community. Sugary drinks are an unnecessary part of the American diet. Decades ago, they were just a treat, and now Americans are guzzling them at alarming rates. In fact, children are consuming their age in servings of these sugary drinks each week, from sports drinks to sodas to fruit-flavored drinks.

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