Commentary

Leading voices in health provide their perspectives on new research, guidelines, metrics, and data sets.

    • Elliott AntmanEquitable Access to Life-Saving Treatments is Threatened by the Cost of Drugs to Patients
      Elliott M. Antman, M.D., FAHA; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Harvard Medical School; Past President, American Heart Association As healthcare costs continue rising, escalating spending on pharmaceuticals warrants serious […]
    • John WarnerNew Hypertension Guideline Updates How We Measure and Treat High Blood Pressure
      John Warner, M.D., MBA; President, American Heart Association, 2017-18 A growing health crisis has a grip on our nation. It’s not a new epidemic or disease — it’s high blood pressure, the “silent killer.” Many more people than previously believed are at risk for this far too common condition that […]
    • Ivor BenjaminClosing 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 […]
    • Eduardo SanchezCDC 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 […]