Women and Special Populations

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

Effects of Objective and Perceived Social Isolation on Cardiovascular and Brain Health
Life's Essential Eight: Updating and Enhancing the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Health Construct
Toward a Better Understanding of Sex- and Gender-Related Differences in Endovascular Stroke Treatment
Call to Action for Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Epidemiology, Awareness, Access, and Delivery of Equitable Health Care
Endovascular Treatment and Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Premorbid Disability or Dementia

Journals

Prevalence and Predictors of Food Insecurity Among Stroke Survivors in the United States
Sex‐Specific Differences in Endothelial Function Are Driven by Divergent Mitochondrial Ca2+ Handling
Hypertension and Diabetes Status by Patterns of Stress in Older Adults From the US Health and Retirement Study: A Latent Class Analysis
Association of Race and Ethnicity on the Management of Acute Non−ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Low‐Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Attributable Cardiovascular Disease Risk Is Sex Specific

Continuing Education

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Mark your calendars now to experience the premiere global event focusing on improving health by championing scientific discovery and practice-changing educational content.

Begin your #AHA22 experience by submitting an abstract April 13 – June 9, 6:00 PM CST. We can’t wait to see you this November!


Even though #AHA21 was fully virtual, our flagship meeting brought us together across the globe. If you missed some of our great programming, now is your chance!

Members and attendees can now access informative, practice-changing sessions or earn CE credits for free -- through a different link. And nonmembers can purchase our Sessions package or our special CE bundle.

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.


INVESTED Results

Principal Investigator Orly Vardeny, PharmD, MS summarizes the results of the INVESTED trial.

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