"The American Heart Association and Microsoft are aligned on the strategy of equipping consumers with better information to guide healthcare decisions," said Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President of the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. "The Association's Blood Pressure Management Center provides the ability to collect, act on and share data related to heart health -- a critical tool to help improve healthcare for heart patients."
"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America and stroke is No. 3," said Jones. "The more we can educate people and offer them tools to proactively manage their health, the better chance we have of fighting these diseases. We see the Internet and tools like HealthVault as a very powerful way to do that, and we hope to expand beyond blood pressure and build many tools on this platform that Americans can use to improve their cardiovascular health."
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim about 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2005-06 the association invested over $543 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.
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