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American Heart Association is working to create a law ensuring every student trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate.

  One minute. That’s all it takes for a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival to diminish by 10 percent, if CPR isn’t administered immediately. When we do the math, we know that if EMS arrives eight minutes after a victim collapses, the individual has only a 20 percent chance of survival, if CPR isn’t

University of Louisville Hospital leads state in top stroke recognition from AHA

Award demonstrates hospital’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  This is the eighth straight year University of Louisville Hospital has received the gold or gold plus award, more than

AHA’s top 10 advances in 2012 research

Promising basic science, new devices, improved protocols and prevention hold the potential to upgrade outcomes. By Cindy Sanders The science, basic understanding and treatment protocols of cardiovascular disease and stroke have come light years in a matter of decades. Yet, heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in America and

The Heart Ball

Raises funds for heart research, health education Hundreds of corporate and medical professionals will gather for An Evening in Wonderland at the 21st annual Heart Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2013. This black tie event celebrates the breakthroughs in cardiovascular research, while raising funds to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke – the

Kentucky cardiologists gather in Louisville to reduce time for heart attack care

WHAT: The American Heart Association (AHA), along with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, will gather emergency medical services, cardiology, emergency medicine and hospitals administration in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, October 5 for the Regional Systems of Care Demonstration Project – Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Systems Accelerator program. The program is designed to get medical professionals to work