hidden The American Heart Association outlines its role in the global COVID-19 pandemic

The American Heart Association outlines its role in the global COVID-19 pandemic

The American Heart Association and its thousands of science volunteers are poised and ready to provide urgent support to ensure optimal care for patients with cardiovascular disease who contract COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new article on the American Heart Association President Page, published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

hidden New “real world” data reveal potential opportunities for blood pressure improvement

New “real world” data reveal potential opportunities for blood pressure improvement

Large-scale analysis of electronic health record data from across the country reveals potential opportunities for improvement in how high blood pressure is managed, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2020. The EPI Scientific Sessions, March 3-6 in Phoenix, is a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

hidden Heart disease risk profiles differ widely among African Americans, blacks from the Caribbean and African immigrants

Heart disease risk profiles differ widely among African Americans, blacks from the Caribbean and African immigrants

African immigrants have significantly lower rates of risk factors for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases compared to blacks from the Caribbean and African Americans, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2020. The EPI Scientific Sessions is a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

hidden National collaboration aims to raise blood pressure control rates

National collaboration aims to raise blood pressure control rates

In a move toward meeting goals for better cardiovascular health in the United States over the next decade, the American Heart Association is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Hypertension Control Roundtable (NHCR)® along with other founding members in a public, private and non-profit collaboration committed to increasing blood pressure control rates to 80% by 2025. Currently, only about half of people living in the U.S. with high blood pressure have it adequately controlled.

hidden Blacks, Hispanics of Caribbean descent have higher stroke risk than white neighbors

Blacks, Hispanics of Caribbean descent have higher stroke risk than white neighbors

Both Blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent living in Northern Manhattan have a significantly higher risk of stroke than their non-Hispanic, white neighbors, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020 – Feb. 19-21 in Los Angeles, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health.

hidden New American Heart Association health care principles call for evidence-based approaches to eliminate inequities

New American Heart Association health care principles call for evidence-based approaches to eliminate inequities

Improvements in the nation’s health care system – particularly changes that address inequities in care and the impact of social determinants of health – are necessary to achieve the goal to equitably increase healthy life expectancy in this country, according to a new advisory published by the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

hidden Living longer is important, but those years need to be healthy ones

Living longer is important, but those years need to be healthy ones

Data reported in the just published American Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke Statistics – 2020 Update, show heart disease and stroke deaths continue to decline, but that trend has slowed significantly in recent years. Further discouraging is that more people are living in poor health, beginning at a younger age, as a direct result of risk factors that contribute to these leading causes of death worldwide.

hidden Top heart disease and stroke research advances in 2019

Top heart disease and stroke research advances in 2019

Scientific research is the cornerstone for medical care and innovations that have improved health and longer life for many. The American Heart Association, one of the top funders of heart- and stroke-related research worldwide, has compiled an annual list of major advances in heart disease and stroke science since 1996. Here are the biggest scientific victories achieved in 2019, grouped into 10 subject areas, as determined by the Association’s volunteer leadership.