American Heart Association

Prevention is at the heart of his work


When a longtime patient started experiencing dangerously high blood pressure, Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., asked about her dietary habits, which included a daily bowl of soup from a chain restaurant.

He asked her to try a more sodium friendly option. Her blood pressure dramatically dropped — without […]

First researchers announced for groundbreaking CVGPS project

The first funded researchers in the groundbreaking Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study were announced during Scientific Sessions on Sunday, with projects exploring a wide range of important topics including cardiovascular aging and death in diverse populations, interactions between genes and diet in blood vessel problems, and genetic signatures of tobacco exposure.

The […]

New collaboration expanding science of world-renowned heart studies

A new collaborative research relationship between the American Heart Association, the University of Mississippi and Boston University, representing a bold vision for cardiovascular population science, was announced Sunday during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.

The collaboration has a vision of greatly expanding important population studies by adding more research subjects, […]

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Research goes high-tech to fight heart disease and stroke

The American Heart Association is teaming up with researchers from the University of California-San Francisco to create a digitally based research network to study heart disease and stroke.

The Health eHeart Study will  use technology, such as smartphones and computers, to track people’s health and habits over many years.. The […]