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American Heart Association in the Tri-Cities...American Heart Association logo

...leading the fight for clean indoor air in public areas such as workplaces, restaurants, pubs, etc.
Research shows that heart attack rates drop immediately following implementation of a smoke-free law, reaching a 17% reduction after one year and about a 36% reduction after three years.

…Advocating to place AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in public places
Only an electric shock can restart a stopped heart. For each minute without defibrillation, a cardiac arrest victim’s odds of survival decrease by 7-10%. AEDs save lives!

…Helping local hospitals provide better treatment for cardiac and stroke patients
Our Get with the Guidelines quality improvement program has impacted the lives of 2 million patients – and counting – by helping hospitals treat patients according evidenced-based guidelines proven to improve health outcomes.

…Reducing the calories your children consume in local schools
According to a 2010 report from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, there has been an 88% decline in calories in soda and  other beverages shipped to schools since a three-year agreement with the major beverage companies, such as the Coca–Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Pepsi-Co, Inc.

…Establishing CPR guidelines and training people of all ages in the Tri-Cities
Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s odds of survival.  Our CPR Anytime products train people in this lifesaving skill in just 22 minutes!

…Advancing surgical techniques, developing the artificial valve, pacemakers and cardiac stents

The American Heart Association has funded research that led to many medical breakthroughs, including pacemakers, artificial heart valves, CPR, and blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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