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The American Heart Association Recognizes Amgen for Commitment to Heart Failure Care

“We understand the increasing importance of educating and empowering patients to play an active role in their healthcare and, as a proud sponsor of the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure program, as well as AHA’s Heart360 Cholesterol program, we look forward to collaborating with the AHA to build upon the great work that this initiative has already accomplished.”

- Tony Hooper, Executive Vice President at Amgen

In celebration of American Heart Month and Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 8-14), Amgen is proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its support of the AHA Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure initiative – the nation's largest quality improvement program focused on heart failure.1 As a new sponsor of this initiative, Amgen's support will help achieve the goal of improving care for heart failure by helping to educate physicians and patients about consistent adherence to the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines.

The Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure initiative supports hospitals by providing access to the most up-to-date research and scientific publications and offering professional educational opportunities and patient education resources. To date, more than one million patients have been treated in the program in the nearly 540 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure participating hospitals.

To view the full press release issued by the AHA, click here . Visit the AHA website for more information on Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure.

American Heart Association

AHA CEO Nancy Brown thanks Amgen EVP Tony Hooper for support of AHA's in-hospital quality improvement program for heart failure patients.

 


Reference
1. American Heart Association: Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Available at: www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Get-With-The-Guidelines-Heart-Failure-Reasons-Why_UCM_470607_SubHomePage.jsp . Accessed January 2015.