hidden New data suggest disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization by race/ethnicity; AHA updates its community data tool to better identify areas where severe cases are likely to occur

New data suggest disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization by race/ethnicity; AHA updates its community data tool to better identify areas where severe cases are likely to occur

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

Preview: The American Heart Association Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s data visualization resource, “County-Level Characteristics Related to Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 Complications,” has been updated to include detailed population estimates of the proportion of county residents according to race and ethnicity.

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 ‘Place’ Matters: Heart Disease and Stroke Less Common Among Foreign-Born Than Native-Born U.S. Adults

‘Place’ Matters: Heart Disease and Stroke Less Common Among Foreign-Born Than Native-Born U.S. Adults

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: When it comes to heart disease and stroke risk, it’s about “location, location, location.” In a national survey reported today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke were less common among foreign-born than native-born adults in the United States.

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 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

hidden CDC Weighs In With New Obesity Data; What’s Next?

CDC Weighs In With New Obesity Data; What’s Next?

Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association Obesity in adults 20 and older and youth 12 to 19 is at an all-time high — nearly 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.