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American Heart Association

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First-Ever Stroke Prevention Guidelines Issued For Women

When Anne-Marie Conlan was pregnant with her first child, she was rushed to the hospital at 37 weeks with pre-eclampsia.

02/06/2014

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New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.

11/12/2013

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American Heart Association Pittsburgh Walk

Make plans to walk in the Pittsburgh Heart Walk on Saturday, October 26th.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/13/2013

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Importance Of CPR At Forefront During National Awareness Week

It is possible that a lot has changed since you learned CPR, and the people at the American Heart Association are using National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spread the word.

06/04/2013

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Study: 75% Of Packaged Food For Toddlers Has Too Much Salt

Three new studies about salt were presented Thursday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. One shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.

03/21/2013

UPMC Cardiovascular Screenings

On Friday, Feb. 1, UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association are set to offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood glucose testing.

01/31/2013

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CPR Awareness Week Aims To Get More People Certified

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This week is CPR Awareness Week and organizations like the American Heart Association and the Red Cross are encouraging people to get certified.

06/08/2012

Susan’s Story: Life-Saving CPR

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is what almost claimed the life of KDKA-TV News Anchor Susan Koeppen. But she is alive thanks in part to the quick action of friends and some passerby’s who performed CPR.

02/03/2012

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Should Children With ADHD Get EKGs Before Starting Medication?

Should children get a heart screening before starting stimulant drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? One in four pediatricians thinks so in the first study asking doctors specifically about this topic.

01/17/2012

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Man Steals Red Taxi, Goes On Destructive Joy Ride

A red taxi belonging to the Yellow Cab Company disappeared from their North Side lot Thursday night.

11/25/2011

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American Heart Association 2012 Pittsburgh Heart Walk

Find out how you can have a healthier heart! Join the 2012 Pittsburgh Heart Walk on November 3rd at Heinz Field

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/29/2011

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Women May Not Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms

Women may not have the typical crushing chest pain that people associate with a heart attack. They may have shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness.

06/21/2011