This study examines the years of potential life lost because of ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease among the 6 largest Asian‐American subgroups in the U.S., compared with non‐Hispanic whites.
This study estimates the disability-adjusted life years (DALY) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and compares those DALY to other leading causes of death and disability in the US.
This guideline consolidates recommendations for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic CVD into a comprehensive document. It includes recommendations related to aspirin use, tobacco use, nutrition and diet, exercise and physical activity, assessment of social determinants of health, team-based care, shared decision-making, and other factors that affect CVD risk.
This annual update compiles the latest available national statistics on heart disease and stroke morbidity, mortality and risks; quality of care; medical procedures and operations; and costs associated with disease management. This year’s edition includes data on the monitoring and benefits of cardiovascular health in the population, metrics to assess and monitor healthy diets, a
This Call to Action describes trends in cardiovascular care, identifies gaps in areas of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, highlights challenges with medical product innovation, and outlines efforts to help develop road maps for transforming cardiovascular care.
The American Heart Association is adopting the 2018 physical activity guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which were announced on Monday, November 12, 2018. This article summarizes the guidelines and their associated cardiovascular benefits and recommendations.
This guideline is a full update of the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline. It addresses the practical management of patients with high blood cholesterol and related disorders. Recommendations are based on the best available evidence from randomized controlled trials of cholesterol-lowering therapies and other sources of evidence. Related Resources: Commentary: New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized
A church-based program to encourage a healthy lifestyle lowered systolic blood pressure more than an educational program alone delivered in other churches, according to the FAITH trial. Related Resources: Commentary: Have Faith: Community-Based Interventions Can Reduce Blood Pressure in African-Americans
This study examines the impact of county-level Hispanic ethnic population density on cardiovascular disease mortality. The analysis uses data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ Multiple Cause of Death mortality files for 2003 to 2012.
This advisory summarizes definitions for dietary diversity and reviews current evidence on its relationship with obesity outcomes, eating behavior, and food-based diet quality measures.