Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiovascular disease affects both men and women, but research has shown that most women do not know they are at a high risk. This is why the Alliance has created a resource that quizzes women on what they know about cardiovascular disease. Early detection is key, and the best thing you can do is empower yourself by knowing the early signs of this disease.
Valve disease is a common type of cardiovascular disease and impacts as many as 5 million Americans each year. Learn more about valve diseases and how to talk to your doctor, listen to podcasts with experts and a valve patient, and test your knowledge about valve disease. You can also learn more about a specific type of valve disease--aortic stenosis.
Feature ArticleThe Month of Love and Heart Health
It’s that time of year where people throughout the world exchange candy, flowers, and sentimental gifts with their loved ones, and those that they hope to love. While many of us believe—especially those who grumble at the thought of the lovey-dovey holiday—that Valentine’s Day was invented by greeting card and chocolate companies to up their profits, it actually has a long, and somewhat dark history.
Heart health advocacy organizations are hoping to add to the history of Valentine’s Day by designating the month of love “heart health month” and making it another reminder of how important it is that we protect and cherish both our loved ones and our hearts.
Fact SheetThe Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation
February 2013 | Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Aging Research Cardiovascular Disease Health Medical Innovation Policy Prevention StrokeAtrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death. It also costs a tremendous amount of money--at least $6.65 billion each year. This latest factsheet from The Silver Book brings the leading data on the burden of the disease and the value of innovation to reduce that burden, all into one place.
DocumentAssessing Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation
Related topics: Cardiovascular DiseaseThis expert consensus statement makes important recommendations on the use of stroke and bleeding risk tools, the decision to anticoagulate, the incorporation of patient preferences, and more.