International Heart and Stroke News
CPR Training Event Sets Guinness Record in India
Early in November, the American Heart Association helped set a second Guinness World Record around CPR training. The AHA was the training partner for the event, which now holds the record for most students trained in CPR in eight hours, organized by the Indian Medical Association (Kochi), Angels International Foundation, the District Administration and the District Legal Services Authority.
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.