Kentucky Heart Foundation

The Kentucky Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization that joins healthcare provider efforts to address heart and vascular disease in this region, including:

  • improving the quality of life in the Tri-State and surrounding Appalachian region
  • reducing the devastating impact of cardiovascular disease
  • advancing medical science through integrated, innovative and progressive programs in research, education, prevention, early detection and improved patient care
  • creating access to cutting-edge technology
  • developing a forum for research that will benefit patients throughout the nation

The Kentucky Heart Foundation relies solely on government and foundation grants, research contracts and philanthropic donations.

Clinical Trials

SCORE Registry
The primary purpose of this registry is to track problems with and long-term performance of St. Jude Medical continuous rhythm devices.
ACUITY (closed - results published)
This trial’s results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2006. It explored the potential of the injectable anti-clotting medicine Angiomax® (bivalirudin) in patients experiencing ACS. The results showed that Angiomax, in the “Angiomax alone” treatment group, was effective and reduced the risk of major bleeding—a key risk factor for mortality—by 47 percent compared to the standard combination of injectable drugs.
PROVIDE (closed)
The objective of the post-marketing surveillance study id to collect clinical usage patterns of the Benephit Infusion Systems. As a result, AngioDynamics will be able to (1) Better understand and quantify usage patterns including patient characteristics, adjunctive procedures, and infusion agents, (2) Collect user-interface information and overall customer satisfaction, and (3) Monitor post-marketing device performance and safety for quality adherence.
APPRAISE 2 (closed - results published)
The purpose of this study is to determine if apixaban is superior to placebo for preventing cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, or ischemic stroke in subjects with a recent acute coronary syndrome.

Latest News

More than 240 people in 15 workplaces in Boyd and Greenup counties are walking their way to healthier lives during Working on Wellness.The fall wellness challenge is sponsored by The Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Coalition through its ACHIEVE initiative.

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Everyone needs to be able to travel safely on the streets in their communities. However, many roads are built with only drivers of cars or trucks in mind, making streets difficult and often dangerous for bicyclists, pedestrians and public transportation users. Healthy communities have streets that accommodate individuals on foot and bike and benefit the entire community, says Andrea Plummer, a health policy analyst with Kentucky Youth Advocates. Plummer will talk about the complete streets movement, childhood obesity, health, and the community at a special program sponsored by the Boyd-Greenup Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Coalition at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15.

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King’s Daughters Medical Center, in conjunction with the Kentucky Heart Foundation, is offering a free varicose vein screening beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Proctorville, 6276 State Route 107, Proctorville. Vascular/endovascular surgeon Al Addasi, M.D., will perform the screening.

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