American Heart Association

University of Pennsylvania initiates heart-starting art contest

Staff at the University of Pennsylvania want to make it easier to spot automated external defibrillators – devices used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest – and they’re doing it with art.

The university launched the Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge to draw attention to the life-saving devices – a […]

February 10th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on University of Pennsylvania initiates heart-starting art contest

Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease, President Obama wrote in the annual federal proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month.

The designation is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 […]

January 31st, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Grieving mom works to prevent parents from learning of a child’s heart problem from a coroner

February is an important month in the fight against heart disease. In addition to its federal designation as American Heart Month, additional emphasis is placed on the tiniest patient: those with Congenital Heart Defects (babies born with heart problems). Kristine Brite-McCormick is the mother of such a child, a […]

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits.
Despite all of that, U.S. presidents — like all of us — can become heart patients.

George W. Bush joined the list in August 2013 when […]