American Heart Association

Investment, action urged to improve access, quality and equity in women’s heart health

Investing in and improving research, awareness and equity in women’s heart health are critical for the health and well-being of women, according to a new Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

ACC, AHA, HFSA Issue Heart Failure Guideline

New ACC/AHA/HFSA guideline redefines heart failure stages to focus on prevention, updates treatment options and emphasizes care coordination with a heart failure specialty team

Donating blood benefits both receiver and giver – and now is a critical time

Every few seconds, someone in the U.S. is in need of a blood donation. But there’s not always enough donated blood to meet that need. Aid agencies began the year announcing the country was facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

Premature cardiovascular disease death more likely in “socially vulnerable” counties

Americans who live in counties deemed “socially vulnerable” based on census variables are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease before age 65, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Outcomes after heart bypass surgery better with ‘no-touch’ technique to remove leg veins

When a modified surgical technique was used to gently remove sections of leg veins used in coronary artery bypass surgery, the grafts were less likely to become blocked and fewer people had a recurrence of heart-related chest pain, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

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