The American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions were held on November 11–15 in Anaheim, California. This incredible, five-day event attracted thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, investigators, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe who came together to discuss new science to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease. Attendees built their calendars around this meeting because
Richmond, VA – (December 4, 2017) – On November 30, 2017, American Heart Association (AHA) donors had a unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with cardiovascular researchers at VCU’s Pauley Heart Center about their projects and how their discoveries are providing better insights into the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The VCU Health Pauley Heart
You may have seen last month’s report from the CDC/NCHS. Since the early 1900s, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. with cancer being the second leading cause. However, in 2014 cancer surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states, including NC and VA. While cancer
Jeremy Beauchamp, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate EVP, shares the big news from Scientific Sessions 2015. Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association join forces to fund a $50 million research project.
North Carolina’s application to support the first statewide study of comprehensive post-stroke treatment has been selected for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This grant will bring $14 million (over five years) to North Carolina to examine whether stroke survivors’ daily functioning and quality of life can be improved and family caregiver stress
We had fantastic representation from the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate at AHA’s Scientific Sessions this week, including many affiliate and local board and research committee members. Nearly 20,000 attendees, more than 700 of them from the MAA, gathered in Chicago and another 1.5 million professional attendees joined virtually, absorbing groundbreaking insights, lectures from prestigious speakers and thought-provoking