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 Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Author: William Borden, M.D., FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University; Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, GW Medical Faculty Associates; Chair, American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Preview: Cost-related issues deter nearly 13 percent of patients with heart disease from taking medications as prescribed, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

hidden Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Author: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University

Preview: People whose cholesterol-lowering drug prescriptions are rejected or abandoned are more likely to have heart events than those whose prescriptions are covered. That’s the finding of a study published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

hidden Have Faith: Community-Based Interventions Can Reduce Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Have Faith: Community-Based Interventions Can Reduce Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Author: Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., FAHA, FACC, President, American Heart Association, 2017-18; Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Preview: A new study confirms that lay health educators are dependable partners in implementing community-based hypertension control programs.

hidden Four Principles to Help Control the High Cost of High Blood Pressure

Four Principles to Help Control the High Cost of High Blood Pressure

Author: Joey Granger, Ph.D., FAHA; Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Physiology and Medicine and Director, Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Chair, American Heart Association Council on Hypertension

Preview: Four Principles to Help Control the High Cost of High Blood Pressure

hidden Ideal Heart Health Over Long Term Is the Best Medicine

Ideal Heart Health Over Long Term Is the Best Medicine

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: A study examined long-term heart health in nearly 3,500 middle-age to older adults in the Framingham Offspring Study, part of a long-running project to monitor heart disease risk factors. […]

hidden Want to Live Longer? Give Lifestyle a Chance!

Want to Live Longer? Give Lifestyle a Chance!

Author:Jean-Pierre Després, Ph.D., FAHA, FIAS; Professor and Scientific Director, International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk; Director of Research, Cardiology, Québec Heart and Lung Institute, Université Laval (Québec, Canada); Chair, American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

Preview: A new study shows just how much healthy lifestyle habits are critical not only to extend your life but also to lower your chances of dying from heart disease or cancer. […]

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