American Heart Association

Statement links social norms, sex differences in treatment of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Are the hearts of women and men really all that different? It turns out, when it comes to how men and women are treated for ischemic heart disease, the answer is yes.

The American Heart Association on Monday released the first statement that pools all aspects […]

New research looks at women’s cardiovascular health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New research released Tuesday looked at women’s cardiovascular health and are highlighted in the annual women’s issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The issue focuses on research promoting the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women – the No. 1 killer […]

Congressional lawmakers pledged to Go Red For Women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red on Wednesday to celebrate American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged their support to fight heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is currently […]

Healthcare disparities more often affect women and black heart disease patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Women with heart disease are less likely than men to receive optimal care at discharge from U.S. hospitals — a gender disparity that leads to a higher death rate among women with heart disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

The No. 1 killer is invisible to most women

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Even though heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., most women say they don’t have a personal connection to cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

A 2014 nationally representative survey of […]

Casting a spotlight on the impact of non-communicable diseases on women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York City this week, a group gathered nearby to urge the world to focus on women’s health.

“We must continue to sound the alarm,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and […]

Being active a few days a week lowers risk of heart disease, stroke in women

Middle-aged women who are physically active a few times each week have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. More frequent physical activity does not appear to lower the risks any further, researchers […]

Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

In support of American Heart Month, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has committed more than $1 million of on-air media to help educate the public about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all Americans.

“Together with Clear Channel’s support and our longstanding partners at the American Heart Association and American […]