cardiovascular disease

The American Heart Association Receives A $1.7 million Multi-Year Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation To Improve Access and Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations in Baltimore

Initiative focuses on improving patient transitions between primary and specialty care for populations affected by stroke, atrial-fibrillation and venous thromboembolism.
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BALTIMORE, March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ —The American Heart Association today announced the receipt of a $1.7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation that will address patient care across the care continuum. With this grant, the AHA will convene a task force representing the myriad of stakeholders in the patient care journey: cardiology specialty care providers, primary care providers, government, payer groups, and representatives of the patients we seek to serve.

Former CDC Chief Launches $225 Million Global Health Initiative

Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates team up to combat the global burdens of heart disease and infectious epidemics.
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By Lena H. Sun

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health’s thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics.

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

Booz Allen and Kaggle Call on Global Data Science Community to Change the Future of Heart Health

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Each year, cardiovascular disease causes more than 30 percent of deaths around the globe. In the United States, someone is diagnosed with the condition once every 43 seconds. Finding a way to enhance and expedite the diagnosis of heart disease requires the attention and support of public and private sector organizations worldwide. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Kaggle today announced that the second annual Data Science Bowl will call on the global data science community to create a set of steps, or algorithms, to help transform diagnosis of heart disease.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Karen Zhang

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"The collaborative side of science is not always well advertised, but talking to scientists in industry as well as academia has shown me that research does not have to be a one person endeavor."

Novartis Launches ‘Novartis Access’, a Portfolio of Affordable Medicines to Treat Chronic Diseases in Lower-income Countries

First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
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  • First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
  • Novartis portfolio to be offered to governments and non-governmental organizations in low- and low-middle-income countries for USD 1 per treatment, per month
  • Some 28 million people die from chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries each year, representing 75% of such deaths globally1
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  • First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
  • Novartis portfolio to be offered to governments and non-governmental organizations in low- and low-middle-income countries for USD 1 per treatment, per month
  • Some 28 million people die from chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries each year, representing 75% of such deaths globally1

These 7 Artificial Heart Facts Could Help Save Your Life

There have been 1,458 implants of 13 different artificial heart designs performed between 1969 and 2014. Did you know that one company that accounts for 96% of all hearts implanted into humans has a new size for smaller patients?
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February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not all patients waiting for a donor heart will have one available to them when they need it to save their lives.

In the United States, approximately 16% of transplant-eligible patients on the list die or become too sick for a transplant while waiting for a donor heart.

Governments Should Take an Active Lead in Creating Healthy Food Environments to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, Say Cardiovascular Care Experts

In a policy statement published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, fifteen health organizations support a call for action to increase access to affordable healthy foods to improve cardiovascular health
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PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. They say that implementing strategies that facilitate access to affordable healthy foods and beverages in places where Canadians work, live, and play could play a key role in preventing diet-related disease and health risk such as obesity and hypertension, and ultimately improve cardiovascular health, This call for action is published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Quest Diagnostics Announce Partnership to Donate Diagnostic Testing to Patients in Need

February is American Heart Month and “Save a Heart a Day” Campaign Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease and Access to Care
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MADISON, N.J., March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of the devastating impact of cardiovascular disease and the financial barriers to life-saving care, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) today announced a partnership to help improve access to cardiac health care for individuals with heart disease.

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