American Heart Association

Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – When Rita Owens was diagnosed with heart failure, her family rallied together.

They attended doctor’s appointments and learned all they could about the condition. They took pictures of which pills to take at different times of day to use as a visual checklist. […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Queen Latifah honored for promoting heart failure awareness

High-dose statin drugs were more effective than low doses in Japanese patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — For years, Asian doctors haven’t had the kind of solid evidence that U.S. doctors have had to show high-dose statins could lower heart risks in their patients. But a large new study released Monday does just that.

“There has been substantial reluctance to […]

Uninsured patients faced devastating hospital bills for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Most heart attack and stroke patients without health insurance take a devastating financial hit from hospital bills, according to a study conducted before Americans could start getting coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Median hospitalization charges among uninsured recent legislative push is essentially […]

Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAGUNA NIGUEL, California – A secret to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s success as a hitter was how hard he studied. He kept a notebook detailing every pitch he saw from every pitcher and looked it over before every at-bat.

So Carew appreciates people who […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, multicultural, Rod Carew, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care, treatment of heart disease

Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Not as many heart surgery patients may need to be exposed to the potential dangers of blood transfusions, according to a new study that researchers say may change current practice.

About half of all heart surgery patients receive blood transfusions, but until now […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients

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ANAHEIM, California – Early in his cardiology career, John Warner worked at a clinic that catered to many of the poorest, sickest people in Dallas. The lines were so long that doctors only had time to address an immediate problem or refill a prescription before […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients

Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

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AHAHEIM, California — A new study says that the odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is extremely low – even for people with heart disease.

Researchers analyzed records on 4,557 sudden cardiac arrest deaths around Portland, Oregon, between 2002 and 2015 and […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says

Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR in public and far more likely to die afterward, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events that occurred between 2011 and 2015 and released their preliminary results Saturday at American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

Many U.S. Latinos aren’t familiar with lifesaving device

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ANAHEIM, California — One in four U.S. Latinos have never heard of a portable device available in many public places that can help save someone whose heart has stopped, new research shows.

That’s compared to 4 percent of whites who were unfamiliar with automated […]

Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

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ANAHEIM, California – At first, Eashan Biswas was just looking for a way to use a video game in his sixth-grade science project. But now, the aspiring doctor’s name is on a scientific study being presented on a national stage – and, more importantly, […]

November 11th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too