hidden Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

The American Heart Association in Richmond recently teamed up with Bank of America and United Way to restore old and install new playground equipment in Mosby Court, one of four public housing communities in Richmond’s East End.  The project also includes the installation of an early learning path.  New playground equipment and the early learning

hidden More than 500 Individuals Learn Hands-Only CPR at a Durham Bulls Game

More than 500 Individuals Learn Hands-Only CPR at a Durham Bulls Game

Friday, May 31st was Military Appreciation Night at the Durham Bulls minor league baseball game. Patients diagnosed with PTSD are 40% more likely to develop heart disease. In an effort to reach our military heroes and their families, the American Heart Association teamed up with Allscripts to teach Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR can double or

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Maryland CPR Bill Success!

Last week Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Breanna’s bill, legislation requiring CPR as a graduation requirement, joining Virginia and North Carolina who have passed similar CPR in Schools legislation. The advocacy wins over the past few years are making a huge impact on the cardiovascular health of communities across the MAA. Take a look at

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It is CPR Awareness Week!

June 1-7 is CPR Awareness Week! Sudden cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia ). With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes

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Update from MAA’s Board President, Eric Peterson

May represents the last month I’ll be serving as the MAA Board President.  I am truly honored to have served with an amazing group of fellow Board members.  I also got to work with some of the very best AHA staff in the country.  These individuals bring so much skill, energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to

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Maryland Lobby Day focuses on saving lives with hands-only CPR

This is a wonderful news story from WBAL-TV in Baltimore featuring Brianna Sudano’s story (she survived a cardiac arrest because a bystander performed CPR on her). As part of AHA’s lobby day yesterday, advocates asked for CPR training as a graduation requirement in MD high schools, and dozens of legislators received hands-only CPR instruction during a legislative