hidden Comparing COVID-19 with the flu: More differences than similarities

Comparing COVID-19 with the flu: More differences than similarities

Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Preview: Many have compared seasonal influenza (the flu) with COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This is understandable, to some degree, because to understand the new or unknown we sometimes compare it with something known or familiar and seek similarities between the two.

hidden AHA sets ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to increase healthy life expectancy

AHA sets ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to increase healthy life expectancy

Authors: Michael V. McConnell, M.D., M.S.E.E., Clinical Professor, Stanford and Senior Research Scientist, Google Health; John Warner, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Past President, American Heart Association

Preview: It’s an exciting day for the American Heart Association, newly releasing the 2030 Impact Goals and annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.

hidden New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

Authors: Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHA; Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D.; Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: Poverty level is a county’s strongest socioeconomic factor associated with dying from heart failure and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

hidden New Data: Intensive Blood Pressure Control In Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Can Save Lives

New Data: Intensive Blood Pressure Control In Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Can Save Lives

Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: Intensive blood pressure treatment is good for adults with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their baseline blood pressure or cardiovascular risk. That’s the promising finding of a new study published today in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

hidden US Life Expectancy Drops for Third Year in a Row – What We Know and Don’t Know From the 2017 CDC Mortality Report

US Life Expectancy Drops for Third Year in a Row – What We Know and Don’t Know From the 2017 CDC Mortality Report

Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association

Preview: The annual report “Mortality in the United States, 2017” released by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics provided several important high-level updates to mortality-related statistics observed in the US between 2016 and 2017.