DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2014 – Do you know where to go for help after you’ve had a stroke, been diagnosed with heart disease or learn your baby was born with a congenital heart defect? For years, doctors and nurses have turned to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for treatment guidelines to help you in your physical recovery. Now, the association is also a place to turn for help with your emotional recovery.
Study Highlight: Lower social support is associated with poorer health and quality of life and more depressive symptoms in young men and women a year after having a heart attack. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 DALLAS,
Statement Highlights: Patients should have a clear understanding of why their healthcare provider has recommended a heart imaging test and the potential benefits and risks of the test, including risks related to radiation exposure. Healthcare providers should understand the radiation risks of various tests and consider this risk when deciding to recommend the use of cardiovascular imaging with ionizing radiation.
Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – A new study released today by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians and facilities can vary widely based on a consumer’s plan and location.
DENVER, September 24, 2014 – The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce that SM Energy is the first company in history to raise more than $1 million in a single market for the organization’s premiere annual fundraising event –the Heart Walk.