American Heart Association

AHA, Amazon Web Services join forces to fight heart disease using the cloud

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – Researchers and clinicians in the growing field of customizing heart disease and stroke treatments for each patient will soon join together to access and analyze more of what they need most – massive amounts of information.

The American Heart Association and Amazon Web […]

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 […]

AHA launches Center to bring together science and technology

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The American Heart Association launched the Center for Health Technology & Innovation on Thursday to focus on finding technology solutions to healthcare problems.
The center will work to find ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and increase engagement through technology.
Interested companies can join the Center’s Health […]

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Clinging to the promise of heart stem cell therapy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The promise of stem cell therapy has excited cardiovascular scientists for years. In theory, tackling heart failure with stem cells makes sense. Weak or scarred heart muscle is a major cause of heart failure, so using regenerative stem cells to repair scar tissue appears to […]

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. […]

Experts exploring contemporary research issues in San Antonio

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making science less mysterious and more understandable for the average consumer is the focus of a research meeting this week in San Antonio.

“Gathering cardiovascular scientists of all career stages at the Research Leaders Academy is an opportunity to share thoughts about best practices to develop […]

Sensitivity to salt emerging as cardiovascular risk factor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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An exaggerated response to too much sodium in the diet may be as dangerous as high blood pressure when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. But researchers are still years away from being able to detect and treat so-called salt sensitivity in everyday practice, […]

Heart disease, constructed from a mysterious mixture of traits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

Piece by piece, researchers are working on different parts of the puzzle to control and cure heart disease. At Mount Sinai, Ron Do, […]

Dr. Joseph Hill takes over as editor-in-chief of scientific journal ‘Circulation’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 Dr. Joseph Hill says it’s both the best of times and the worst of times for him to assume the role of editor-in-chief of Circulation, the American Heart Association’s principal scientific journal.

“There’s never been a more exciting time in cardiovascular medicine: The arsenal of tools we now […]

Stethoscope era may be waning as new medical technology is developed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Whenever a cartoonist wants to draw a doctor, the go-to shorthand is to have the character wear a stethoscope and a head mirror — a round concave mirror used to direct reflected light to examine a patient’s ear, nose and throat.

These days, however, the head mirror is […]