FIT Insights

The FIT Insights offers a biweekly blog of the impact of American Heart Association (AHA) science on the practice and research of cardiovascular and stroke professionals from the next-generation of healthcare professionals (Fellows in Training). Here, you'll gain fresh perspectives and insights on the ways late-breaking science influences patient care and research.

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  • FIT Insights - Power in Numbers: OB/GYN & Cardiology Join in the Fight for Women
    Feb. 15, 2019 | Author: Hena Patel, MD
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, particularly younger women, yet an estimated 45 percent of women don’t know that. Even more concerning, less than half of primary care providers consider cardiovascular disease (CVD) a significant health concern in women. It follows, then, that women are also less likely than men to receive guideline-based evaluation and therapies.
  • FIT Insights - High Cardiovascular Health Is the Most Cardio-Protective
    Feb. 1, 2019 | Author: Hillary Johnston-Cox, MD, PhD
    The maintenance of cardiovascular health (CVH) is a pinnacle of preventative cardiology. The significance of ideal CVH was previously highlighted in studies with short term outcomes. Data on temporal trends of ideal CVH over time are limited. The recent study in the JAHA by Enserro et al provides new insight into the implications of ideal CVH scores on subclinical disease and risk of cardiovascular events over time.
  • FIT Insights - My Experience at AHA18
    Jan. 15, 2019 | Author: Anum Saeed, MD
    The 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago included unique programming dedicated to Fellows-in-Training (FIT) and Early Career cardiovascular professionals. The AHA FIT programming, led by a subgroup of the FIT Steering Committee under the leadership of Dr. Ileana Piña, provided educational and networking opportunities for FITs attending the three-day conference.
  • FIT Insights - The Profound Impact of Health Literacy on Cardiovascular Health
    Jan. 1, 2019 | Author: Kevin S. Shah, MD
    Perhaps equally important as the recognition of a disease is the understanding of it and what can be done about it. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the most significant cause of death worldwide (Roth et al.). An individual’s ability to access, process, and understand health information are integral components of their health literacy.