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  American Heart Association
Heart disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related deaths, yet many diabetes patients do not understand this risk or its cause.
Insulin resistance is a core metabolic dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes and an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
Insulin resistance is associated with blood lipid imbalances, such as an increased ratio of small low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol), low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol), and increased levels of triglycerides, which cause atherosclerosis.
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 American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions.
A new American Heart Association scientific statement suggests that children, teens and young adults with a spectrum of genetic cardiovascular diseases can exercise recreationally but should be guided by their physicians.
Novel drugs for heart failure, new blood pressure treatment guidelines and the success of a public access defibrillation program are among the top 10 advances in heart disease and stroke for 2003, says the president of the American Heart Association.
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 My AmericanHeart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
American Heart Association patient and consumer education materials cover a wide range of cardiovascular health and stroke topics.
The Heart of Diabetes is a free program that helps your patients learn the connection between cardiovascular disease, diabetes and insulin resistance.
The American Heart Association produces a number of e-newsletters with the latest news and updates about a number of heart health topics.
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 American Heart Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Heart Association joined with other public health groups today to urge governors and other lawmakers to increase state tobacco excise taxes as a means to save lives, improve health, and support budget shortfalls at a Smokeless States'...
The American Heart Association supports the efforts of the American Legacy Foundation to block Lorillard Tobacco Company's attempt to shut down a popular and highly effective anti-tobacco advertising campaign that is successfully addressing the...
The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association.
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 American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines
Theodore A. Kotchen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is a former member of the AHA's nutrition committee.
The AHA guidelines offer a framework to assist health care providers in tailoring specific medical nutrition therapy to meet the needs of individuals with high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, diabetes, insulin resistance, high triglycerides, congestive heart failure, kidney disease and/or obesity.
"Americans still need to limit saturated fats and cholesterol, but if they follow the new dietary guidelines, they will be consuming a balanced diet rich in nutrients, and may not need to calculate percentages or amounts of specific dietary components," says Dr. Krauss.
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 The Cardio Blog
The AHA Go Red For Women is a national grassroots campaign to raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women and provide tips and information on healthy eating, exercise, and risk factor reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight maintenance, blood pressure control and blood cholesterol management..
An American Heart Association survey revealed that US adults age 35 to 75 with high or borderline high cholesterol are not aware they are at increased risk for developing heart disease.
In recognition of heart disease as the number one killer of women, The National Heart association has declared Friday as the day to wear red: Red from head to toe, or a red dress pin, ruby studded sunglasses or a fabulous new fire red manicure.
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 American Heart Association Information on Healthline
In 1948, the association was reorganized into a voluntary health organization whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke.With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, there are fifteen regional American Heart Association affiliates and more than 3,000 full-time and part-time staff.
Education messages emphasize quitting smoking; controlling blood pressure; eating a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet; being physically active; and maintaining a healthy weight.A major goal of the American Heart Association is to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke (and the risk factors for these conditions) by 25 percent by the year 2010.
To achieve this goal, the association is partnering with emergency medical and hospital systems in communities to implement two new health initiatives: Operation Heartbeat and Operation Stroke.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/american-heart-association   (347 words)

 American Heart Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
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 National Alliances: American Heart Association (AHA)
The Association has one National Center and twelve affiliate offices throughout the country that work with national, state and local governments, healthcare professionals and volunteers to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through a number of actions, including science operations, advocacy, and field operations and development.
AHA offers informational brochures, consumer and patient education material and training courses on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques and the use of Automated External Defibrillators to both the general public and healthcare professionals.
Through the Alliance, OSHA and AHA are committed to utilizing their collective expertise to advance a culture of awareness, prevention and action while sharing best practices and technical knowledge to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke and address employee wellness programs in the workplace.
www.osha.gov /dcsp/alliances/aha/aha.html   (760 words)

 American Heart Association
Diabetes dramatically increases a person's risk for heart disease and stroke and often is associated with other cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, obesity and insulin resistance.
The Heart Of Diabetes program was created by the American Heart Association to not only raise awareness of this issue, but help those with diabetes take action to lower their risk for heart disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid Course can give you the skills to effectively assess and maintain life during the critical minutes of a cardiovascular emergency until EMS personnel arrive.
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 American Heart Association; American Heart Association: American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook: More Than ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Heart Association is one of the most trusted, widely recognized names in the health field.
And with the Baby Boomer generation firmly in middle age, heart health is an increasingly important priority -- especially since that generation grew up with fast-food, TV dinners, and the quick-and-easy expectations that are so much a part of American eating habits.
This creates the perfect opportunity for millions of Americans to start living the healthier lifestyle they know they should -- according to the AHA, more than 80 percent of all adults are concerned that their dietary habits will affect their health.
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 USATODAY.com - American Heart Association urges limit on trans fat in diet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Heart Association has become the first big health group to urge a specific limit on trans fats in the diet — less than 1% of total calories — in new guidelines released Monday.
A panel of specialists in nutrition and heart disease reviewed more than 90 studies to update the dietary advice the association released in 2000.
The guidelines are for healthy Americans ages 2 and older.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2006-06-19-diet-guidelines_x.htm   (365 words)

 American Heart Association
This course taught by American Heart Association BLS Instructors is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) to healthcare providers.
This course taught by American Heart Association BLS Instructors is designed to update those individuals holding a current Healthcare Provider CPR card and that feel confident with their skills.
This course taught by American Heart Association BLS Instructors is designed to teach infant (birth to one year) and child (age one to eight) CPR and relief of choking to lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card documenting completion of a CPR course.
www.ololcollege.edu /AHA_page_rev04.htm   (889 words)

 healthfinder® — American Heart Association - AHA
The American Heart Association (AHA), a nonprofit, voluntary health agency funded by private contributions, is dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke.
The AHA is one of the world's largest voluntary health organizations with about 2,200 community organizations in all States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Preventing heart disease and stroke is the first priority of the American Heart Association.
www.healthfinder.gov /orgs/HR0142.htm   (369 words)

 New Guidelines Recommend Screening for Heart Disease at Younger Age
July 24, 2002 -- In an update to its 1997 recommendations, the American Heart Association has issued new guidelines aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke.
As evidence continues to show that cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is preventable and that risk factors can be minimized through lifestyle modifications, renewed emphasis is being placed on early detection and management of known risk factors.
In light of the AHA’s position, it is hoped that people will recognize the benefits and take the initiative to make an appointment with their physicians to be screened for cardiovascular disease as the first step to better health and possibly a longer life.
www.labtestsonline.org /news/heart020724.html   (540 words)

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The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Lung Association (ALA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are all classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) "charitable" organizations.
Summary: According to the American Heart Association, there is evidence that the process of heart disease begins in childhood.
The AHA has a long-standing commitment to the promotion of lifestyle practices aimed at preventing the development or recurrence of heart and blood vessel diseases and promoting overall well-being.
www.lycos.com /info/american-heart-association.html   (563 words)

 NGC - Browse
A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to revise the 1999 guidelines for the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction).
ACC/AHA/ASNC guidelines for the clinical use of cardiac radionuclide imaging: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (ACC/AHA/ASNC Committee to revise the 1995 guidelines for the clinical use of cardiac radionuclide imaging).
A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines and Policy Conferences (Committee to Develop Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation).
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 Organizations - Page 1
A division of the American Heart Association, formed in 1997 to carry forward its stroke–related priorities, including teaching about warning signs, funding prevention research, working with physicians and assisting stroke survivors and families.
A program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NCEP directs its educational efforts on public awareness of cholesterol as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD).
Associated with the National Institutes of Health, NINDS promotes research toward prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /heartgeneral/organizations.cfm   (568 words)

 ScienceDaily: Vitamin C Transforms Mouse Stem Cells Into Heart Muscle Cells
The ability to grow or implant new heart muscle could save or improve the quality of life of countless people suffering from heart failure the inability of a weakened heart to pump enough blood to supply the body.
Artificial heart -- An artificial heart is a prosthetic device that is implanted into the body to replace the original biological heart.
Ischaemic heart disease -- Ischaemic (or ischemic) heart disease is a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2003/04/030401073122.htm   (2093 words)

 American Heart Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Heart Association gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted educational grants from Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, which have provided funding for the support of the conference program.
Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer of American women.
The problem is real - heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer of American women, killing nearly 12 times as many American females as breast cancer.
www.heartforwomen.org   (505 words)

 American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is divided physically into the National Center (located in Dallas, Texas) and 12 affiliate offices that cover the United States and Puerto Rico.
Despite strong opposition from the tobacco industry, the American Heart Association continued to be an advocate for the American public, especially children.
Finally, and most profoundly, AHA volunteers and staff began transforming the organization into an enterprise that could be vibrant and relevant in the 21st century.
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 Atkins Facts - American Heart Association
Importantly, most American adults are dieting.5 Thus, the popularity of diet books promoting high-protein intakes with emphasis on some form of carbohydrate restriction is of concern to informed health professionals because of the lack of scientific evidence to support their claims and their long-term adverse implications for overall health.6,7
The current average macronutrient composition of the American diet is 12% to 16% of calories from protein, 34% from fat, and 49% from carbohydrate.15,16,24 The majority of dietary advice has focused on the fat content of the diet because fats provide '9 kcal/g, whereas protein and carbohydrate provide '4 kcal/g.
As the diet is sustained, loss of appetite associated with ketosis leads to lower total caloric intake.33 High-protein diets of $30% kilocalories from protein also can promote negative energy balance due to significant restriction in the type and amount of foods eaten.
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 Amazon.com: American Heart Association Cookbook: 5th Edition (American Heart Association): Books: American Heart ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet by American Heart Association
Many of the recent slew of health-conscious cookbooks base their recipes on the American Heart Association guidelines; now there's a new edition from the source.
Overall, the recipes are a mixed bag of very traditional family fare and some upscale dishes, international specialties and Americanized versions of ethnic favorites--with more canned and frozen ingredients than one might expect from the book's orientation.
www.amazon.com /American-Heart-Association-Cookbook-5th/dp/0345394887   (1197 words)

 More CPR, less shock for cardiac arrest, heart group urges - CNN.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-6.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is the standard first aid response to someone suffering cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops contracting, sometimes fluttering, or fibrillating, instead.
Previous guidelines have also stressed the need to give urgent shocks from a device called a defibrillator, which would normally be administered by emergency medical personal after their arrival at the scene.
"The idea is that the CPR prepares the heart to better accept the shock and have the shock work," Rea, an associate professor of medicine at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a statement.
www.cnn.com.cob-web.org:8888 /2006/HEALTH/12/11/heart.cpr.reut/index.html   (477 words)

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