American Heart Association

The future of heart disease prevention? How your genome expresses itself

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The breakthrough made headlines in 2003: Scientists had mapped the DNA sequence that makes up the genetic code of humans. Since then, scientific discoveries and transformative technologies have ushered in a genomic era that continues to peel back layers of information about traits and diseases […]

Researcher at forefront of AHA’s precision medicine efforts honored for service

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Very early in life, Joseph Loscalzo saw how merciless heart disease can be.

After his grandmother suffered a series of heart attacks, there was very little doctors could do. She was hospitalized and placed on bed rest, basically surviving through her final decades. Today’s modern medical […]

Incoming AHA chairman focuses on innovation, precision medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In philanthropy, as in business, James Postl is used to coming out on top.

Coming out on top is a big assignment in his newest role as the American Heart Association’s chairman, but Postl is ready to do his part in fight against heart disease and […]

AHA debuts cloud-based precision medicine data platform

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Massive amounts of patient data that could help shed light on the world’s most deadly diseases are now available through a precision medicine platform.

The American Heart Association Precision Medicine Platform, part of the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, is the only resource of its […]

Paul and Joan Rubschlager donate $2 million

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Paul and Joan Rubschlager of Chicago have donated $2 million to create the Paul and Joan Rubschlager Precision Promise Fund, which will support the American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

The Institute was established to target more effective treatment and prevention strategies for cardiovascular […]

Crowdsourcing to be the future for medical research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Crowdsourcing isn’t just a quick way to get things done on the Internet. When used right, it can accelerate medical research and improve global cardiovascular health, according to a new best-practices “playbook” released by the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

“The benefits […]

Discovering gene culprits could speed heart failure treatment, prevention

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Think of heart failure as a serious plumbing problem. It happens when the heart can’t pump enough […]

Organizations crowdsource patients and researchers to ease treatment dilemmas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Existing research doesn’t always reveal a clear choice for cardiovascular disease and stroke patients and their caregivers, especially for understudied groups of people.

To help, the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute issued a crowdsourcing challenge in May to learn more from patients. […]

AHA works with Amazon’s cloud service to advance precision medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association on Thursday announced a nearly $5 million initiative in partnership with Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, to fund more than a dozen data research grants to power the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

Fourteen grants will be awarded over […]

New era of Precision Medicine closer to reality

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The end of Daylight Savings Time was a sleep disrupter. Body clocks had to adjust.

How’d it go for you? What happened to your sleep rhythms? Did you have other health ramifications?

Sensors and other technological advances can generate such raw data and a new era is […]