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 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……

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…

FDA orders Puff Bar, other e-cigarette companies to remove illegal products from the market

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2020 —The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters today to Puff Bar and nine other electronic cigarette and e-liquid companies ordering them to remove their products from the market because they do not have……

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…

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…

More than 200 patient groups call on Administration to take additional action to alleviate critical shortage of ventilators, PPE, ensure safety of providers, patients

Today, more than patient advocacy, medical and public health organizations sent a letter to senior Trump Administration officials, appealing to the Administration to take immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage across the nation ventilators… Advisories & Comments – American…

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”……

Directores ejecutivos de salud pública: Inscripciones abiertas para el cuidado de la salud a fin de salvar vidas

Sala de prensa de la AHA sobre el COVID-19 DALLAS, 10 de abril del 2020 – Nancy Brown, directora ejecutiva de la American Heart Association, la organización voluntaria líder mundial centrada en la salud del corazón y del cerebro, se…

Se abrió el desafío de datos sobre el COVID-19 para acelerar la investigación y la innovación

DALLAS, 12 de mayo del 2020 — Los datos sobre razas, las comunidades con menos recursos y el COVID-19 son limitados, pero las tasas de morbilidad (y mortalidad) desproporcionadamente altas parecen ir en aumento, particularmente entre afroamericanos,… COVID-19 – American Heart…

Federal district court strikes down USDA rule that weakens national school nutrition programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2020 — Yesterday, a federal district court struck down a rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that rolled back nutrition standards in schools.   Last fall, The American Heart Association, the world’s leading… Advisories…