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American Heart Association responds to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

July 20, 2020

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – As COVID-19 Coronavirus cases continue to increase and strain emergency departments nationwide, a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggests ER visits in April were down 42 percent compared to the same period last year.

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic. (American Heart Association)

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic. (American Heart Association)

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Beware of summer heat – how to stay safe, cool during Summer despite the COVID-19 Threat

July 12, 2020

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association says with so many people now exercising outdoors instead of indoor gyms and studios, it is important to be aware of the dangers of heat illnesses brought on by exertion and the steps you can take to safely exercise in the heat.

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

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American Heart Association Launches #QuitLying Day to Combat Youth Vaping in Schools Across the Country

January 27, 2020

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is working with over 100 schools across the country to give students the opportunity to demand accountability by e-cigarette companies for spending millions marketing products directly to youth.

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

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High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with Cardiovascular Disease

November 26, 2019

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – One in 8 adults with common heart diseases and stroke skip taking medications, delay filling prescriptions or take lower doses than prescribed because of concerns about cost, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“The out-of-pocket cost of medications is a huge issue for millions of high-risk patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, angina and other conditions,”  Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., senior author of the study, chief of the division of cardiovascular prevention and wellness and co-director of the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Texas.

Not taking medications as prescribed because of cost is 3 times more common in people under 65 years of age than in older people covered by Medicare. (American Heart Association)

Not taking medications as prescribed because of cost is 3 times more common in people under 65 years of age than in older people covered by Medicare. (American Heart Association)

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Delays Plan to Lower Nicotine Levels in Traditional Cigarettes

November 22, 2019

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of regulations it plans to work on in 2020, omitted from that list was a regulation to reduce nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes. That regulation was initially announced by former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in 2017.

American Heart Association calls on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to reduce the scourge of tobacco use in this country.

American Heart Association calls on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to reduce the scourge of tobacco use in this country.

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House Committee Approves Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

November 21, 2019

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association released the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce mark-up and approval of H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019:

“We are pleased the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passed through the Energy and Commerce Committee today”

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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New Market Research showcases need for re-training Health Care Workforce on Blood Pressure Measurement

November 20, 2019

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive consistent and frequent re-training in measuring blood pressure (BP).

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says New structural heart disease initiative aims to extend and improve patients’ lives

November 19, 2019

American Heart AssociationPhiladelphia, PA – Millions of people are living with structural heart disease in the United States, and many may be unaware or lack effective diagnoses and treatments. It is with these patients in mind that today, the American Heart Association® is announcing a new quality improvement initiative.

With support from Edwards Lifesciences, the patient-centered initiative is dedicated to effective identification and appropriate treatment with an initial focus on a prevalent structural heart disease, aortic stenosis.

Together with support of Edwards Lifesciences, the American Heart Association’s initiative addresses need for improvements in identification of patients with aortic stenosis and adherence to treatment guidelines. (American Heart Association)

Together with support of Edwards Lifesciences, the American Heart Association’s initiative addresses need for improvements in identification of patients with aortic stenosis and adherence to treatment guidelines. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Too many Patients receive Mitral Valve Replacement when Repair is Safer

November 18, 2019

American Heart AssociationPhiladelphia, PA – While clinical guidelines recommend mitral valve repair over replacement, too many patients who would benefit from repair receive replacement valves, with higher rates of death or complications within five years after surgery.

In an effort to combat this, the Mitral Foundation and the American Heart Association® today launched a joint recognition program to identify, recognize and promote the nation’s recognized medical centers for mitral valve repair surgery.

The mitral valve is a valve that lets blood flow from one chamber of the heart, the left atrium, to another called the left ventricle. In mitral valve prolapse, part of the mitral valve slips backward loosely into the chamber called the left atrium. (American Heart Association)

The mitral valve is a valve that lets blood flow from one chamber of the heart, the left atrium, to another called the left ventricle. In mitral valve prolapse, part of the mitral valve slips backward loosely into the chamber called the left atrium. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Vaping Industry faces a triple threat: Science, Advocacy, Community Action

November 16, 2019

American Heart AssociationPhiladelphia, PA – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, today announced an aggressive, three-pronged initiative involving research, policy advocacy and youth activation intended to urgently address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.

The initiative, launched as 1 in 4 high school students nationwide report using e-cigarettes, has three central components.

American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

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