International Heart and Stroke News

30th Anniversary Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) in Beijing, China

In October, the American Heart Association participated in the 30th Anniversary Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) in Beijing, China. GW-ICC is the largest congress of cardiology in the Asia-Pacific region and annually attracts more than 20,000 delegates from over 30 countries. In addition to participating in several joint scientific sessions, the AHA held the 5th annual awards ceremony for the Improving Care for Cardiovascular Disease in China (CCC) Project with the Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC), presenting 88 awards to participating hospitals.

American Heart Association recognizes Heart Heroes ahead of World Heart Day 2019

World Heart Day takes place each year on September 29. Founded in 2000 by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day aims to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke worldwide. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, is a founding member of the World Heart Federation and continues to work collaboratively to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, like heart disease.

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.

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