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Researchers explore how COVID-19 affects heart health in Black women

Researchers explore how COVID-19 affects heart health in Black women

Nearly six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things have become clear: The virus profoundly impacts people with heart disease and disproportionately impacts Black people. But the many manifestations of these disparities remains unclear, particularly for one group regularly left out of medical research… In a collaborative investigation with the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston … Continued

COVID-19 data challenge opened to accelerate research and innovation

Data on race, under-resourced communities and COVID-19 is limited, but disproportionately high rates of sickness — and death — seem to be emerging, particularly among African Americans, U.S. Hispanics, Native People and those in rural areas. To accelerate breakthroughs and understanding of these connections, the American Heart Association, Hitachi Vantara and BurstIQ have launched a data … Continued

12 scientific teams redefining fast-tracked heart and brain health research related to COVID-19

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.2 million in grants to teams at 12 institutions across the U.S. to begin fast-tracked studies of the effects of COVID-19 on the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

Our Response to COVID-19

The American Heart Association is working with researchers, medical experts, community leaders, businesses, families and more to reduce the impact of the coronavirus.

COVID-19: American Heart Association issues pandemic CPR guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) has compiled interim CPR guidelines to help rescuers treat cardiac arrest patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The guidelines are in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Association of Respiratory Care, The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists and American College of Emergency Physicians.

$2.5M now available from AHA for fast-tracked heart and brain focused scientific research of COVID-19

As part of its global response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association is committing $2.5 million to research efforts to better understand this unique coronavirus and its interaction with the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems. Applications are due April 6; awardees will be announced in early May and projects should be underway … Continued

Fast-Tracked Research Grants on Coronavirus and the Body’s Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Systems

The American Heart Association will be offering $2.5 million in fast-tracked research grants for short-term projects that can turn around results within 9-12 months to better understand the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and clinical management of COVID-19 as it relates to heart and brain health. This webpage provides additional information and an online application.