Hundreds of American Heart Association volunteers met with lawmakers

Washington, DC - Hundreds of cardiovascular disease patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and others from across the country descended on Washington, D.C. this week to ask their elected representatives to “pave the path forward” for policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Veterans with mental health conditions have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

Dallas, Texas - Veterans with specific mental health disorders – depression , psychosis and bipolar disorder – had an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Arm cuff blood pressure measurements may fall short for predicting heart disease risk in some people

New Orleans, Louisiana - A measurement of central blood pressure in people with difficult-to-treat high blood pressure could help reduce risk of heart disease better than traditional arm cuff readings for some patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Arizona One Of Nine States Awarded Multimillion Dollar Maternal Health Innovation Grant

Phoenix, Arizona - The Arizona Department of Health Services has received a $10.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration at the US Department of Health and Human Services, to enhance efforts to improve health outcomes for all women in Arizona. Arizona is one of only nine states awarded this competitive federal grant and will receive $2.1 million a year for the next five years.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Statement on Illnesses Associated with E-Cigarettes

Washington, DC - As of August 27, 2019, health departments from 25 states have reported 215 possible cases of pulmonary illnesses from users of e-cigarette products, resulting in one death, and additional reports are under investigation. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: