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

Addressing Barriers to Entry and Retention of Women in Interventional Vascular Specialties With Proposed Solutions
The American Heart Association at 100: A Century of Scientific Progress and the Future of Cardiovascular Science
Opportunities in the Postpartum Period to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Treatment and Outcomes of Cervical Artery Dissection in Adults
Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis


Heterogeneity in the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors by Ethnicity and Birthplace Among Asian Subgroups: Evidence From the 2010 to 2018 National Health Interview Survey
Placental Pathology Contributes to Impaired Volumetric Brain Development in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Defining, Evaluating, and Developing a Positive Workplace Culture
Sex Differences in Receipt of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Considering Neighborhood Racial and Ethnic Composition
Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability and the Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Continuing Education

Audience members watch the Opening Session of Scientific Sessions 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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