Top 10 Professional Heart Daily Stories from 2020

Published: December 29, 2020

Top 10 stories published in 2020

2020 was a big year for cardiovascular and stroke professionals, volunteers, and employees of the American Heart Association. New research and findings in brain health and cardiovascular disease kept AHA volunteers and PHD users returning again and again to these top stories on our site.

  1. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2020 Update
    January 29, 2020
    The annual update on CVD and stroke statistics was published in late January. Expect the newest statistics around the same time in 2021.

  2. 2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
    October 20, 2019
    Comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.

  3. HFSA/ACC/AHA statement addresses concerns re: using RAAS antagonists in COVID-19
    March 16, 2020
    As understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus grew, researchers and clinicians sought guidance on the effects of ACE inhibitors and ARBs on COVID-19 patients.

  4. 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
    October 21, 2020
    The latest global resuscitation science and treatment recommendations derived from the 2020 International Consensus on CPR and ECC with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR).

  5. Science News from Scientific Sessions 2020
    November 13-17, 2020
    Late-breaking trials with PI interviews, exclusive trial data summaries, and more from AHA’s flagship annual and first fully online Scientific Sessions 2020.

  6. ISCHEMIA Clinical Trial details
    November 2019
    This in-depth look at the ISCHEMIA trial, presented during Scientific Sessions 2019, revealed the best management strategies for higher-risk patients with stable ischemic heart disease. 

  7. 2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline
    March 17, 2019
    This guideline consolidates existing recommendations into a single guidance document and makes newly generated recommendations focused on the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).

  8. Science News landing page
    Constantly updated
    This is the landing page for all Science News stories on Professional Heart Daily. A great page to bookmark!
  9. 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol
    November 10, 2018
    This updated guideline provides practical management of patients with high blood cholesterol and related disorders. Recommendations are based on the best available evidence from randomized controlled trials of cholesterol-lowering therapies and other sources of evidence.

  10. 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    November 20, 2020
    A joint guideline that stresses shared decision-making between the patient and the care team to best treat this chronic genetic condition.