Women and Special Populations

Learn strategies to promote more equitable outcomes in heart and brain health.

Structural Racism and Health Equity Language Guide

The American Heart Association strives to use consistent language, and has developed a reference guide of terms related to structural racism and health equity.

Science News

Digital Technologies in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Status of Maternal Cardiovascular Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals
Increasing Equity of Physical Activity Promotion for Optimal Cardiovascular Health in Adults
KIDS SAVE LIVES: Basic Life Support Education for Schoolchildren
Strategies to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Stroke Preparedness Care Recovery


Association Between the Route of Administration and Formulation of Estrogen Therapy and Hypertension Risk in Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Population-Based Study
Pregnancy Complications as Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women: How Do We Tackle Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women Who Have Failed the Cardiac Stress Test of Pregnancy?
Plasma Pro‐Enkephalin A and Incident Cognitive Impairment: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Cohort
Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women With a History of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, With and Without Preeclampsia
Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Among US Adults: A Sex-Stratified Analysis, 1999–2019

Continuing Education

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The CVSN Council accelerates the discovery, interpretation, and application of science to enhance cardiovascular health and treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The council helps develop scientific statements and advisories, guide professional education activities, provide scientific expertise, conduct research, translate findings, and promote evidence-based practices in clinical settings.

The CLCD Council supports AHA objectives in clinical cardiology, promotes excellent clinical care, and fosters professional development and education for clinical cardiologists. Through council-sponsored symposia, panels, and scientific conferences, members can access and interpret new developments in the field and promote clinical cardiology to professional and lay audiences.

The EPI Council focuses on population-based approaches to preventing cardiovascular diseases. The council’s mission is to lead the discovery and translation of science related to the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on population approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve cardiovascular health.

The Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health promotes the expansion and exchange of knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving cardiovascular health across the lifespan. The council nurtures basic, clinical, epidemiological, and translational science related to nutrition, lipids, obesity, diabetes, physical activity, and behavioral change.

The QCOR Council provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Members gain insight on how to provide effective, safe, timely, equitable, efficient, and patient-centered care.

American Heart Association Professional Members

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