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American Heart Assoc. Gets Multi-Million Dollar Gift

April 19, 2010, 5:13 PM by Courtney Zieller

American Heart Assoc. Gets Multi-Million Dollar Gift
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Heart disease is currently the number one killer in South Dakota. But a new multi-million dollar gift could lower the statistics by saving lives.

It's one of the largest gifts ever given to the American Heart Association. Officials announced Monday they received $8.4 million to improve heart attack care in South Dakota.

The new initiative is called MISSION: Lifeline. The money will be used to buy machines that allow paramedics to find out if a patient is having the most deadly kind of heart attack. If a patient tests positive, emergency workers can make sure they get the right treatment. It's a life saving measure that is expected to help many South Dakotans.

"This really allows us to revolutionize heart attack patient care in South Dakota. So as you can imagine, we're thrilled about what it means for the issues we care about but for health care for South Dakotans," Darrin Smith with the American Heart Association said.

The American Heart Association received the money from the Leona and Harry Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The three-year grant also will be used for equipment and training at hospitals and for a public education campaign.

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