American Heart Association

Entering the electronic age of medicine

Dr. Michael Deitchman carries his laptop with him as he visits up to 30 young patients each day at Cook Children’s Pediatrics clinic in Hurst, Texas. The computer contains each child’s electronic health record, allowing him to chart the exam and order prescriptions or tests as needed. He also […]

San Francisco scientist wins AHA Research Achievement Award for ‘transcendent’ findings of blood clot controls leading to new therapy

The American Heart Association presented its Research Achievement Award for 2014 to Shaun R. Coughlin, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, “for transcendent discoveries of cellular signaling mechanisms that control blood platelet activation and clot formation, findings that have led to a new medical therapy for preventing […]