hidden Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

On the morning of September 24, 2021, Krysta headed into the doctor for a pre-scheduled hip surgery. As an active 30-year-old with no pre-existing conditions or serious health concerns, Krysta anticipated a simple operation. The last thing she remembers is going under anesthesia around 11 a.m. Two days later, she woke up confined to a

hidden Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives depends on a dedicated group of people who are willing to give their time and energy to help enhance quality of life across their communities. The 2021 Volunteer Awards were presented to forty-four Eastern States region

hidden Georgetown University Student Receives $10,000 Grant for Accessible EMT Training Program

Georgetown University Student Receives $10,000 Grant for Accessible EMT Training Program

The 2021 American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ recognized Georgetown University student Cornelia Williams and the DC-area nonprofit EMTomorrow for committing to community transformation and health equity as the second-place, $10,000 grant recipient. A senior studying human science and certified EMT, Cornelia co-founded EMTomorrow in June 2020 to bridge a gap in EMT

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Greater Washington D.C. Community Organizations Receive Funding to Shift Inequitable Health Paradigm

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced four greater Washington region-based organizations will receive $800,000 in funding from the Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund to help remove the social and economic impediments to health equity. Contributions from John R. Houston III (posthumous), The

hidden Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Strides Past $1.75 Million

Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Strides Past $1.75 Million

The American Heart Association (AHA) Greater Washington Region raised funds and raised heartbeats for the health and well-being of our community during its 2021 Heart Walk on Saturday, November 6. Friends, teams, coaches and sponsors walked on the National Mall or created their own pop-up start lines to support lifesaving cardiovascular research and advocate for

hidden Washington D.C. Researcher Recognized at Scientific Sessions 2021

Washington D.C. Researcher Recognized at Scientific Sessions 2021

Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is the 2021 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Population Research Prize to be presented on Sunday, Nov. 14 during the Presidential Session of the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021. The Population Research Prize recognizes Dr. Powell-Wiley for her outstanding contributions to