Initiative focuses on improving patient transitions between primary and specialty care for populations affected by stroke, atrial-fibrillation and venous thromboembolism.
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.
Strokes can happen to anyone at any time and the number of strokes young people experience is rising. In America, there was a 44% increase in the number of young adults hospitalized due to stroke over the last 10 years. Globally, it’s the second-leading cause of death.
The largest U.S.-based food services provider, Aramark, has teamed up with the nation’s largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, American Heart Association, to develop the “Healthy for Life 20 by 20” initiative. This outstanding collaboration is aimed at improving the health of Americans 20% by 2020 by empowering people to make healthy food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases. We are exploring new approaches to treat diseases with significant unmet medical need. Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and seek to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases. Each day, our employees around the world are committed to working together for patients – it drives everything we do.
Good News for an Aging Population: Incidence of Stroke in the Elderly Has Dropped by 40% Over the Last 20 Years
Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. This decline is greater than anticipated considering this population’s risk factors for stroke, and applies to both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Investigators also found death resulting from stroke declined during the same period. Their findings are published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry provides a link
Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Scientists have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease.
Stroke and heart attacks are the end products of progressive damage to blood vessels supplying the heart and brain, a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis progresses when there are high levels of chemicals in the body called pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Joint Effort Will Promote Benefits of Self-Management
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The Verizon Foundation has joined the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to support its work to improve the health and independence of millions of older adults with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.