American Heart Association

Good Question: What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?The results of a landmark federal government study released on Monday could mean the guidelines for healthy blood pressure are about to change.
Heart Attack Victim Saved By Hospital's Fast 'Door To Balloon' RateThe American Heart Association urges hospitals to have a quick "door to balloon rate." That's the time it takes to get a patient from the hospital doors to an operating room, where the blocked artery can be opened by inflating and deflating a tiny balloon.
30 Years On, Apollonia Kotero Looks Back At ‘Purple Rain’It's been 30 years since "Purple Rain" graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota's own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.
When To Resume Intimacy After A Heart AttackNewlywed Derek Avdul and his wife Jean love to run. But during a race last fall, his life changed in an instant when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Bystanders jumped in to help. "Then the paramedics came. They had to shock me to get my heart started again," Avdul said. With a family history of heart problems, the 44 year old knew it was important to get healthy and active again.
How Dogs Can Be Healthy For Your HeartThe American Heart Association just published a scientific statement saying there are cardiovascular benefits to owning a pet, and that they may reduce the risk of heart disease. We spoke with a doctor about this, and he was skeptical, He explained that this is an observational study.
Gifts Aim To Improve Rural Minn. Heart Attack CareMinnesota heart specialists on Thursday touted $6.5 million in charitable gifts that they say will save lives by improving the emergency medical response to acute heart attacks in rural areas. The American Heart Association announced that it had amassed funding for its "Mission: Lifeline Minnesota" program.
Sodium Studies Point Out Helpful TipsResearchers presented three new studies about salt at the American Heart Association meeting on Thursday.
Heart Attack Survivor Champions A Bill To Teach Students CPRA 20-year-old Bloomington woman wants to make it mandatory that all high school students learn CPR before they graduate.
Researchers: New CPR Method Increases Survival RateA five-year clinical trial led by the University of Minnesota Medical School researchers has led to a new method of CPR that improves long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50 percent.
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