American Heart Association

Healthcare disparities more often affect women and black heart disease patients


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


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


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 […]