What is WATCHMAN & How It Works

For those who have Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and are at risk of a stroke, there is a new procedure available to reduce the risk. The procedure implants a small WATCHMAN device into the heart. Data assures us that the WATCHMAN...

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FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done

We commend the FDA for recognizing the grave threat posed by electronic cigarettes on our children, and for imposing restrictions on manufacturers. But limiting the sale of e-cigarettes is not enough – the FDA should also remove flavored e-cigarettes from...

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Hands-Only CPR training kiosks are as effective as classroom setting for learning CPR skills according to new research

People who learn Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Hands-Only CPR) using a five-minute, kiosk-based program performed CPR as well as those who attended a 30-minute, facilitator-led training session, according to new research by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization...

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American Heart Association calls for adoption of the newly released U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition

CHICAGO, November 12, 2018 – American Heart Association President Ivor Benjamin, M.D. FAHA, issued the following comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released at…

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American Heart Association’s prize goes to Nashville scientist for findings that ‘changed the direction’ of high blood pressure research

The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2018 to David G. Harrison, M.D., of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, for “lasting contributions that changed the direction of research in hypertension and its complications.”

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