American Heart Association

Updated guideline for heart valve disease spotlights less invasive treatments

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Practice Guideline

The American Heart Association responds to selection of President-elect Biden’s public health nominees

President-elect Biden today announced his nominees for key public health positions in his incoming administration. The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, released the following statement: “We look forward to working with the incoming Biden administration and its experienced public health team to support […]

Health care organizations nationwide continue to make hypertension a priority

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association recognize more than 1,000 organizations for efforts to reduce the number of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure

Rivaroxaban may be as effective as warfarin for bioprosthetic mitral valves, AF

The RIVER trial is the largest study assessing the efficacy and safety of the anticoagulant rivaroxaban in patients with an artificial mitral valve to correct an irregular heart rhythm. Researchers concluded that rivaroxaban worked as well as the standard anticoagulant medication warfarin.

Heart disease awareness decline spotlights urgency to reach younger women and women of color

American Heart Association special report highlights trends in awareness among women in the U.S.

Heart transplants from severely obese donors show comparable outcomes for patients

An analysis of more than 26,000 heart transplant patients found that recipients of hearts from donors with severe obesity had similar post-transplant outcomes to recipients with non-obese donors.

Sept. 9 deadline arrives for makers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to apply to keep products on market – FDA must protect kids and public health

Leading health groups call on FDA to promptly remove products that don’t meet deadline, eliminate flavored products that endanger kids, and require rigorous scientific evidence of public health benefit before authorizing any products.

Steps outlined to reduce the risk of stroke during, after heart surgery

DALLAS, August 26, 2020 — Steps for reducing the risk of stroke in patients undergoing heart surgery are detailed in a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Considerations for Reduction of Risk of Perioperative Stroke for Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac and Thoracic Aortic Operations,” published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Pre-screening, […]

Pollution exposure at work may be associated with heart abnormalities among Latinx community

DALLAS, August 26, 2020 — Hispanic/Latinx adults who are exposed to smoke from burning wood, vehicle exhaust, pesticides or metals at workplaces are more likely to have abnormalities of the heart structure and function that could lead to cardiovascular disease, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an […]

American Heart Association condemns ongoing attempts by the Trump Administration to strike down the Affordable Care Act

The Trump Administration filed its brief in the health care lawsuit before the Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, released the following statement in opposition to the brief:

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