International Heart and Stroke News
Better Hearts Better Cities program shares exciting progress
Hypertension (HTN), also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. The risk of death from stroke, heart disease, or other vascular disease doubles with every 20 mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure, the top number in a blood pressure reading, and 10 mmHg increase in diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number in a blood pressure reading.
American Heart Association hosts first-ever Japan Regional Conference
American Heart Association instructors from Japan recently gathered in Tokyo to celebrate the Association’s first Regional Conference. Over 90 instructors from throughout Japan heard the latest updates from the Association’s science experts at a conference center near Shinagawa Station in Tokyo.
World Health Assembly convenes key stakeholders on global health initiatives
This year at the recent 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, the American Heart Association co-sponsored a side event at the Assembly on emergency care and trauma. The event was organized by delegations from Ethiopia, eSwatini, Malaysia, Saudi Arabi and South Africa.
Lebanon officials launch national awareness campaign for cardiac arrest in young people
The Lebanon Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with CHAMPS Fund at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) - an authorized International Training Center of the American Heart Association has launched a national awareness campaign on sudden cardiac arrest in young people.