More than 100,000 people have been trained in the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR since the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, launched its Hands-Only CPR training kiosk program in 2016.
Statement Highlights: Chagas disease is caused by a parasite, transmitted by a blood-sucking insect— Trypanosoma cruzi – and less frequently, from mother to fetus or by contaminated food or drink. About one third of infected individuals develop chronic heart disease. Though mostly found in Central and South America, Chagas disease has become more common worldwide, including an estimated 300,000 infected persons in the United States.
Study Highlights: A study of more than 36,000 people followed for over two decades revealed that healthy individuals considered “low-risk” still died from cardiovascular disease if they had high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Without taking into account other risk factors, people with LDL cholesterol levels in the range of 100-159 mg/dL had a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease death. People with LDL levels of 160 mg/dL or higher had a 70 to 90 percent increased risk of cardiovascular death.
The rising musical duo The War and Treaty is making their voice heard in an important way: Today, Michael and Tanya Trotter announced they’re joining the nationwide EmPOWERED to ServeTM movement to help eliminate disparities in health.
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated today released an updated guideline for the management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients.