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COVID-19 Professional Resources
The AHA is working to ensure optimal care for patients with cardiovascular disease who contract coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients with underlying cardiovascular diseases appear to have an increased risk for adverse outcomes with COVID-19. Here are some helpful resources for health systems, clinics, care providers, patients and the public.
Medical Marijuana, Recreational Cannabis, and Cardiovascular Health
08/05/2020 | With expanding legalization of medical and recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at the state level in the United States, and recreational use nationally in Canada and Uruguay, the consumption of cannabis products is increasing, particularly among youth.
Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases
07/23/2020 | This scientific statement summarizes current best practices for genetic testing in cardiovascular medicine, recognizing that genetic testing methods are evolving, and practices may change.
Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth
07/20/2020 | This statement advanced understanding of Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) as an important marker of physical and mental health and academic achievement in youth.
Importance of Housing and Cardiovascular Health and Well-Being
07/15/2020 | This statement reviews and summarizes research examining the association of housing status with cardiovascular (CV) and overall health.
AHA Journals This Week | July 13, 2020
07/06/2020 | AHA Journals This Week July 6, 2020
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home
06/22/2020 | Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is among the most important risk factors that contribute to the incidence of cardiovascular events and chronic kidney disease.