hidden Guest Post: ‘The difference between life and death’ — CPR can double or triple chance of surviving sudden cardiac event

Guest Post: ‘The difference between life and death’ — CPR can double or triple chance of surviving sudden cardiac event

Each year, 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined, according

hidden Guest Post: On World Hypertension Day, a reminder of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring to address the ‘silent killer’

Guest Post: On World Hypertension Day, a reminder of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring to address the ‘silent killer’

It’s known as the silent killer. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and there usually are no signs or symptoms. American Heart Association data indicates that only 1 in 4 people with high blood pressure nationwide have it under control and an estimated 700,000 Marylanders have uncontrolled

hidden Family history of heart disease a motivating force for 2022 Maryland Heart Walk Chair Stacia Cohen of CareFirst

Family history of heart disease a motivating force for 2022 Maryland Heart Walk Chair Stacia Cohen of CareFirst

As far back as they can trace, every generation of Stacia Cohen’s family has been affected by heart disease and stroke. Among Cohen and her siblings, three of the four had congenital heart disease. Two of Cohen’s siblings died in childhood, suffering from tetralogy of Fallot, a heart defect with four primary problems that ultimately

hidden Maryland lawmakers pass bill to provide at-home blood pressure monitoring coverage for state Medicaid recipients

Maryland lawmakers pass bill to provide at-home blood pressure monitoring coverage for state Medicaid recipients

The American Heart Association applauds the Maryland General Assembly for their unanimous support of life-saving legislation that will ensure state Medicaid recipients who have been diagnosed with uncontrolled high blood pressure are able to receive an at-home blood pressure monitoring device at no cost. The Maryland Senate passed the legislation today and the House of

hidden Stronger Hearts Higi stations to monitor blood pressure placed at Park Heights JCC, LifeBridge Health & Fitness

Stronger Hearts Higi stations to monitor blood pressure placed at Park Heights JCC, LifeBridge Health & Fitness

BALTIMORE — Health kiosks that provide biometric information including blood pressure readings, sponsored through a collaboration of the American Heart Association and LifeBridge Health, have been placed at two locations in the Baltimore area in the past month. The placement of the Higi Smart Health Stations is the latest effort in the multi-year Stronger Hearts

hidden Guest post: LifeBridge Health providers offer realistic approach to a stronger heart

Guest post: LifeBridge Health providers offer realistic approach to a stronger heart

The pathway to having a stronger heart is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Every individual is unique, which is why Melissa Kinstlinger M.S., RDN, LDN, CDCES, quality coordinator of the Diabetes and Nutrition Center, outpatient dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist for Northwest Hospital, offers individualized care to her clients. In honor of American Heart Month