Features National Heart Month 2013 in New Special Section

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Article Package Features Current Trends, Research Studies Relevant to National Heart Awareness Month

Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses, today released a new special section on current heart disease trends and statistics in honor of American Heart Month (2013). Statistics show that heart disease remains one of the most significant health concerns in the United States. The informational article package includes current heart disease trends, and highlights recent research studies regarding cardiovascular health.

“Staying current with healthcare trends is crucial for medical professionals and first responders,” said Terri McKinney, president of HES. “National Heart Month is a great time for these professionals to brush up on their heart disease knowledge so they can be prepared to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death among American adults; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, which amounts to approximately 2,200 deaths per day. This statistic emphasizes the importance of raising awareness about heart disease trends during American Heart Month (2013). The past year yielded several important research studies on the topic of cardiovascular health, treatment and prevention.

Some of the findings highlighted in the new National Heart Awareness Month special section include:

  •     Longer CPR attempt times may increase survival rate for in-hospital cardiac arrest.
  •     Cardiac arrest victims who are rescued by two or more people have a greater chance for survival.
  •     Family history of premature cardiovascular death may serve as a strong indicator of an individual’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
  •     Diet and exercise programs resulting in weight loss may not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with longstanding type 2 diabetes.

The special section, along with other helpful resources, can be accessed from the online resource library on HES’ website:

To help healthcare professionals and first responders stay current on their medical training, HES offers several online certification courses, including an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) recertification course. Professionals who are new to the field and are seeking certification for the first time can also benefit from HES’ additional course offerings including the ACLS and basic life support for healthcare providers certification courses, as well as stroke, bloodborne pathogens, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid training courses.

HES’ courses are designed for medical professionals, first responders, and anyone else who would like to be prepared for emergency situations. The flexible online course format allows individuals to go at their own pace and accommodates busy schedules.

More resources on current health trends and statistics, the healthcare industry and professional training are available in HES’ online resource library. To access these resources or to learn more about BLS and online certification, visit

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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