Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Journal… COVID-19 – American Heart Association BREAKING NEWS: American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) works hard to supply much needed assistance to consumers who are looking for a way to cut costs on prescription drug ,medical…

Wang paper is wrong: Diversity, equity and inclusiveness in medicine and cardiology are important and necessary

DALLAS – Aug. 5, 2020 – A March 2020 paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) has recently become the subject of significant discourse and warranted concern. The paper, by Norman C. Wang, MD, MS (Diversity,…

Nonprofit coalition calls for #Relief4Charities as Senate and House commence negotiations on relief package

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2020 — While there are some provisions in the HEALS Act that will help nonprofits, the bill does not include essential bipartisan solutions that many nonprofits require in order to be able to continue serving their… Advisories…

American Heart Association supports legislation to provide universal free breakfast and lunch to children nationwide

Washington, DC, July 30, 2020 – Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott today introduced the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act, legislation to provide universal meals this school year for all children enrolled in school.  This bill would… Advisories & Comments…

American Heart Association praises House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill

Washington, D.C., July 24, 2020 – The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, released the following statement in support of the FY 2021 Labor, Health and Human… Advisories &…

Fueled by COVID-19 fears, approximately half of Hispanics and Black Americans would fear going to the hospital if experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke

AHA COVID-19 newsroom   DALLAS, July 23 – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in 44 states[1] and fear of calling 9-1-1 or going to the hospital persists, new data from a survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on…

House Agriculture Appropriations bill provides essential funding for nutrition and food security programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2020 — The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, issued the following statement in support of the FY 2021 Agriculture appropriations… Advisories & Comments –…

Provocada por miedos relacionados con COVID-19, aproximadamente la mitad de la población hispana y de negros estadounidenses temería acudir al hospital al tener síntomas de un ataque cardíaco o derrame cerebral

Noticas en español sobre sobre personas, ciencia y salud   DALLAS, 23 de julio – Conforme aumentan los casos de COVID-19 en 44 estados,[1] y persiste el temor de llamar al 9-1-1 o acudir al hospital, información nueva de una…

Preliminary report on dietary guidelines emphasizes need for healthy eating habits including reduced added sugars consumption

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2020 – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, praised new recommendations issued today for the next update of federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The… Advisories & Comments –…

Safety First: The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020 Goes Virtual

DALLAS, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – After months of thorough, thoughtful review and discussion, and with a continued commitment to the health and safety of participants and staff, the American Heart Association will present Scientific Sessions 2020 as … Advisories…

American Heart Association responds to Puff Bar ceasing online sales, distribution in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2020 — Electronic cigarette company Puff Bar has posted a notice on the company’s website homepage saying it has “ceased all online sales and distribution in the U.S. until further notice.” The American Heart Association, the……

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

AHA COVID-19 Newsroom   Research Highlights: Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have… COVID-19…

Older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 may have increased risk of bradycardia with lopinavir and ritonavir

AHA COVID-19 Newsroom   Research Highlights: The combined use of antiretroviral medications lopinavir and ritonavir, previously used to treat SARS-Cov-1 and MERS-Cov patients, appeared to cause bradycardia in 22% of elderly, critically ill COVID-19… COVID-19 – American Heart Association BREAKING…

FDA puts kids, public health at risk by allowing Philip Morris to market IQOS heated cigarette as modified risk tobacco product

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2020 — Setting a dangerous precedent that puts kids and public health at risk, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the marketing of Philip Morris’ IQOS heated cigarette as a “modified risk tobacco product”……