International Heart and Stroke News
Highlighting AED Legislation in Latin America During CPR Month
September is CPR Month in the Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (LACSP) region. The month-long campaign is designed to create awareness of the issue of cardiac arrest and train more people in the LACSP region in CPR. Cardiac arrest can occur to anyone at any time – and often occurs outside of a hospital, like at home, at work or at play.
Dr. Kathryn Taubert Offers Advice for Early Career Professionals and Women
Dr. Kathryn A. Taubert is a consummate professional and prominent cardiovascular researcher and leader. She is a national authority on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) having assisted in establishing international guidelines and strategic planning for reducing its global disease burden.
Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense collaborating with the AHA to provide high-quality training for medical personnel
When it comes to quality performance in hospitals, the key factors are standardization, consistency, and high quality in training. Thanks to recent developments and a collaborative effort, the American Heart Association is now positioned to provide those factors to all the main hospitals in the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense.
Improving quality of care and clinical outcomes to effectively treat hypertension in low- and middle-income countries
The inability to access high quality cardiovascular care is a significant driver of health inequalities worldwide. Last year, the NAS Global Quality Chasm Report estimated that between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths occur every year due to ineffective care for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease.