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

Implementation Strategies to Improve Blood Pressure Control in the United States
Shared Decision-Making and Cardiovascular Health
Cardiopulmonary Impact of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Products
Equity in Cardio-Oncology Care and Research
Digital Technologies in Cardiac Rehabilitation


Racial Differences in Presentation and Outcomes After Peripheral Arterial Interventions: Insights From the NCDR-PVI Registry
Trends of Concomitant Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease and Lower Extremity Amputation in US Medicare Patients, 2007 to 2019
Sex Differences in the Japanese Circulation Society Guideline Writing Committee Authorship Between 2008 and 2022
Mind the Gap: Differences in Acute Myocardial Infarction Care Due to a Cancer Diagnosis in England
Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act and Association With Cardiac Care: A Systematic Review

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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