American Heart Association

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:

Analysis of Seattle EMS and hospital data indicates low COVID infection risk from bystander CPR

Analysis of Seattle emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital data from January 1 to April 15, 2020, indicates bystander CPR is a lifesaving endeavor whose benefits outweigh the risks of COVID-19 infection, according to a new article published yesterday in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Joint statement on health equity, social justice and civil unrest from the Association of Black Cardiologists, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology

The Association of Black Cardiologists and our cardiovascular partners know that these are difficult and disturbing times for you, your families, patients and our communities.

MAY is Stroke Month

Mitchell S.V. Elkind, M.D., American Heart Association president-elect, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the American Stroke Association — a division of the American Heart Association, and professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York, responds to questions from stroke survivors about COVID-19 on April 1, 2020.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2020 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, annually reports on the most up-to-date statistics related to heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular risk factors, including core health behaviors (smoking, physical activity, diet, and weight) and health factors (cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose control) that contribute to cardiovascular health.

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