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Clues behind how air pollution affects the heart and metabolic health


The fine particles found in air pollution can cause high stress hormone levels and other negative cellular-level changes, according to a study released Monday that is peeling back the layers on why air pollution exposure can lead to heart disease.

The first-of-its-kind study published in the […]

August 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Clues behind how air pollution affects the heart and metabolic health

China to launch hospital program to improve stroke care


A new hospital program in China is expected to give researchers and doctors much-needed information to monitor and improve the evidence-based stroke care of that country’s No. 1 cause of death and severe disability.

The quality improvement program, scheduled to launch this fall, is modeled after […]

American Heart Association to offer CPR, AED training in China


More people in China will soon be able to learn to give CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and deliver first aid by taking American Heart Association training.

The Chinese public will be able to learn the life-saving skills through the AHA’s first international training center in Beijing […]

Go Red For Women launched in China


The American Heart Association and China Heart Federation announced in Beijing early Friday the launch of Go Red For Women in China. The announcement coincides with the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology being held there through Sunday.

Go Red For Women is a women’s heart […]

October 29th, 2015|Categories: Health, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Go Red For Women launched in China

AHA, China announce new health agreement


Millions of people could be trained in CPR with the help of the American Heart Association under an agreement with the Chinese government announced Tuesday, part of a new effort to save lives in a country where about 290 million people have cardiovascular diseases.

Although it is not the first such collaboration […]

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |1 Comment

Antman addressing cardiology meeting in China

American Heart Association President Elliot Antman, M.D. is heading to Beijing, China, to participate in the annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology.

The conference will be held Oct. 16- 19 at the China National Convention Center.

As an invited speaker, Dr. Antman will chair and lecture in a joint AHA/GW-ICC session […]

Meltzer came to the AHA as a way to meet people; it turned out to be ‘almost like a calling’

Neil Meltzer grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He was going to save the world.

Seriously, that’s how he describes his longtime aim of making the world a healthier place.

His dream job was with the World Health Organization. He pursued it by getting a […]

Chinese stroke patients recover better when hospitals follow guidelines

Chinese stroke patients are less likely to get pneumonia or die when hospitals follow treatment guidelines, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Closer adherence to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program led to a drop […]