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Bristol Myers Squibb launches Could It Be HCM? Campaign to increase awareness of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common inherited heart disease

PRINCETON, N.J.-- Bristol Myers Squibb today announced the launch of Could It Be HCM?, an education campaign to help raise awareness of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Could It Be HCM? encourages those experiencing possible signs and symptoms of HCM to talk to their doctor about what they’re feeling and ask if they should see a cardiologist.… Read More

A heart researcher's heart stopped at a restaurant. His daughter's coaches saved him.

A little after 9 p.m. on a Friday in July, Dr. Kevin Volpp arrived at a restaurant in Cincinnati with his 15-year-old daughter Daphne, her squash coach and some friends. Everyone was tired and eager for a good meal. Daphne was coming off her second long, intense match of the day, with another the next morning. The tournament was important enough… Read More

Mindfulness linked to better psychological health a year or longer after cardiac arrest

American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021, Presentation MDPR22 Research Highlights: Cardiac arrest survivors who were more mindful reported fewer psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder at least a year after their cardiac arrest compared to their counterparts who were less… Read More

Earlier epinephrine treatment during cardiac arrest linked to better recovery

Research Highlights: Earlier treatment with epinephrine during a type of cardiac arrest that responds to electric shock via an AED, or automated external defibrillator, is linked to better recovery compared to later epinephrine treatment. People with cardiac arrest who received epinephrine earlier during treatment with an AED were more likely… Read More

Survey: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients face challenges; need educational resources

DALLAS, TX--Many people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) experience unfavorable physical and psychological effects of their condition. Researchers at the American Heart Association found some patients with HCM have lengthy diagnosis journeys and, once diagnosed, face anxiety and necessary modifications to their everyday routines. Patients… Read More

Connect with survivors and advocates at the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit

There’s no better place to learn the latest in resuscitation science and implementation than at the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, to be held Dec. 7-10, 2021, in San Diego.  And with attendees representing every link in the Chain of Survival at Summit 2021, it’s the only place to meet the widest array of resuscitation professionals in the world… Read More

Anyone can help save a life threatened by Sudden Cardiac Arrest by following three simple steps: Call, Push, Shock

Think Halloween is scary? Consider Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Unlike many other medical conditions, it shows up suddenly and unexpectedly. More often than not, it is deadly. But anyone can help save a life by following three simple steps: Call, Push, Shock, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. It’s the season to talk about ghosts,… Read More

New York to address sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes

New York state will be required to establish rules for monitoring students who are exhibiting signs of sudden cardiac arrest as well as treatment for the problem, based on a law, the Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.  The measure was pushed for by the mother of Dominic Murray, who died of… Read More

Help us honor those we've lost

Congress declared October National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in 2008 and it was added to the National Health Observance Calendar in 2017. And so, this October, we celebrate all those who survived sudden cardiac arrest. At the same time, we remember the thousands who have been lost every year to one of the leading causes of death in… Read More

Minutes matter: Policies to improve care for deadliest heart attacks

American Heart Association recommends policy approaches to improve cardiac systems of care Statement Highlights: Converting advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in cardiac care into improvements in patient outcomes requires comprehensive cardiac systems of care optimize cardiac care delivery. New recommendations support policies… Read More