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Montana Governor signs STEMI Registry bill

Breaking news out of Montana – Governor Steve Bullock has signed the state’s STEMI Registry Bill! A STEMI carries a substantial risk of death and disability and calls for a quick response on many fronts. It can be quickly recognized using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). In 2014, The Helmsley Charitable Trust gave the American Heart Association a $4.6 [...]

Montana STEMI Conference and Resuscitation Academy

Mission:Lifeline Montana partnered with Cardiac Ready Communities to host the third Annual Montana STEMI Conference and Resuscitation Academy. Over the course of two days, more than 330 health care providers came together to learn the latest guidelines and science and share best practices on providing the best care for acute heart attack and cardiac arrest patients. Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney [...]

Parade magazine features Len Gutman

For so many of us, the AHA mission is our own personal journey. That’s certainly the case for Len Gutman, the Director of Philanthropy for our Phoenix division. Len’s journey is chronicled in last Sunday’s Parade magazine. His family history of heart disease caught up with him at age 45. In spite of his healthy lifestyle choices, Len had a [...]

A brave young mother turns grief into action

Ariana McDonald of Coeur d'alene, ID, never forgets certain statistics -- that one in 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and one in three women will have a cardiac event.  She has experienced both. On April 6, when she should have been celebrating her daughter’s second birthday, Ariana was instead planning a way to honor Mallyn’s memory and [...]

10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon

Another amazing fundraising success comes from the 10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon, which raised $124,000 – a 40 percent increase over last year’s revenue! Congratulations to Laura Western, Paula Axelrod and Amelia O’Neill for strategically engaging 21 new companies, increasing attendance by 87 people and nearly tripling the amount raised in Open Your Heart donations! Held on [...]

Who is that red-dressed man?!

Jeff Gilles knows how to get attention for a worthy cause. Just wear a red dress! Ten years ago, Jeff turned 51 – the age of his father when he passed away from a heart attack. Jeff wanted to do more than donate to the cause… and so red dress idea was born. Jeff’s mother survived a heart attack several [...]

How to eSave a Life

I wanted to share some exciting news about one of our Southern California volunteers. A radio story featuring Vyshali Rao, M.D., of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA, recently won the division B "Golden Mike" award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for best medical and science reporting. The program titled "How To eSave A Life" [...]

Sisters help honor family

Guest Blogger: Amanda Naughton Nothing can prepare you for the phone call I received last year. My father, just 60 years old, died suddenly from a heart attack. I had just started my final semester at Cal State Northridge and had been looking forward to my future. It was hard to imagine what that was going to look like without [...]