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.

hidden Improving Access to Stroke Treatment: Six Key Points the Wall Street Journal Missed

Improving Access to Stroke Treatment: Six Key Points the Wall Street Journal Missed

Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., FAHA, FANA, Executive Vice Chairman, Neurology Department, and Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center for TeleHealth, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School A February 6 article in the Wall Street Journal, “A Breakthrough Stroke Treatment Can Save Lives – If It’s Available” raised awareness of barriers that hinder

hidden Where Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Intersect: Promoting Positive Outcomes For Both

Where Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Intersect: Promoting Positive Outcomes For Both

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Section Director of Preventative Cardiology and Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Sarah Ross Soter Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Associate Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University; Chair, Writing Group, AHA Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Disease and Breast Cancer: Where these Entities Intersect Breast cancer patients may benefit from a

hidden In Light of New Guidelines, Here Are Three Things Everyone Should Know About Stroke

In Light of New Guidelines, Here Are Three Things Everyone Should Know About Stroke

Author: William J. Powers, M.D., FAHA, H. Houston Merritt Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chair, Writing Group, AHA/ASA 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Preview: Just a few years ago, stroke dropped from the nation’s No. 4 killer to No. 5, yet it still kills more than 130,000 people every year.

hidden Closing the Gap in African-American Cardiovascular Health Disparities Helps Open Up Health Equity

Closing the Gap in African-American Cardiovascular Health Disparities Helps Open Up Health Equity

Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., FAHA, FACC, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin; President-Elect, American Heart Association, 2017-18 The latest statistics paint an unsettling picture. White Americans survive an average of 78.9 years, while African-Americans live about 75.5 years. High blood pressure, obesity and