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The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

Not a Part of Normal Aging

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: January 26th, 2010

Even though it’s a serious condition that typically leads to death after the onset of serious symptoms (such as angina and syncope), aortic stenosis (AS) is under-diagnosed—and even more scary—under-treated.


Wear Red for Heart Disease Awareness

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: January 27th, 2009

During the past couple years, you may have noticed red dress pins being worn by women across the country. Maybe you also noticed the red dresses printed on some food labels in your local grocery store. This red dress has become the national symbol for heart disease awareness in women. On February 6, National Wear Red Day, wear red and encourage those around you to talk about heart disease—the number one cause of death for women in the U.S.


Chronic Disease and Depression

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: October 20th, 2008

Two studies have been published recently that talk about depression—but not as a stand-alone diagnosis. They discuss both heart disease and diabetes and the high comorbidity of depression.


October 13, World Thrombosis Day

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 13th, 2015

Today we join with a host of other organizations in recognition of World Thrombosis Day to focus on thrombosis, an often overlooked disease.


Five Ways to Make Yourself Aware about Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 3rd, 2015

All during September, the Alliance joins other organizations to spread the word about atrial fibrillation (AFib), as this is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.  


Pocket Films Part of Cardio-Visual App Video Library

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 6th, 2015

Four Alliance pocket films have been included in the video library of the Cardio-Visual multimedia platform. 


Adam Pick Launches New Campaign about Heart Valve Disease

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 13th, 2015

We have partnered with Adam Pick, a nationally known advocate for valve disease awareness and founder of HeartValveSurgery.com, to tell the stories of patients: Linda Kincaid and Nina Bamford.


Four Ways This New Website Educates about Heart Valve Disease

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 16th, 2015

We've launched a new website aimed at educating about heart valve disease, a condition affecting more than five million Americans.


New Heart Valve Disease Site Helps Make Every Heartbeat Matter

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 1st, 2015

Today we have announced the launch of our new Living with Valve Disease website, an online resource hub where people can gather to learn and share about heart valve disease.


Stay Aware about the Dangers of Stroke

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 8th, 2015

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.  In fact, every four minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke. Here are some things to know.


New Educational Videos on Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 26th, 2015

As part of our recently launched Living with Atrial Fibrillation campaign, we have two educational short videos available that we encourage you to both watch and share.


What You Need to Know about Venous Thromboembolism

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 14th, 2015

We share some info about a condition that affects 600,000 Americans each year.


Upcoming Online Chat Focused on Heart Valve Disease

Author: Kait Reinert

Date: August 17th, 2015

Type: Blog

Cleveland Clinic, a leader in cardiac research, education and health information, will be hosting an Online Health Chat on Heart Valve Disease and Treatments this Tuesday, August 18 at noon ET.


Learn More about AFib during American Heart Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 6th, 2015

This February we launched an educational effort on atrial fibrillation. 


HROTW: Living with AFib Brochure

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 4th, 2015

For our Health Resource of the Week, we share a brochure that gives you a complete overview of atrial fibrillation.


HROTW: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 8th, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week features a video: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation.


HROTW: Test Your Knowledge of Venous Thromboembolism

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 22nd, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week is a quiz to test your knowledge of venous thromboembolism.  


Four Conditions to Know About for American Heart Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 16th, 2016

In recognition of American Heart Month, here are four conditions to know about.


Learn about the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 9th, 2016

The SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program includes two clinical studies that will evaluate Medtronic’s investigational technology for high blood pressure.  


Four Multimedia Resources for Heart Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 29th, 2016

As we close out American Heart Month, here are four multimedia resources to keep the learning going.


March Is DVT Awareness Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 15th, 2016

March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis Month. Learn more about DVT with these resources.


HROTW: Heart Valve Disease in Women

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 3rd, 2015

For our Health Resource of the Week, watch this short "pocket film" about how heart valve disease affects women. It's estimated that one in 50 women have valve disease; this grows to one in 10 for those ages 75 and over.


HROTW: Quiz on Aortic Stenosis

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 24th, 2015

For our Health Resource of the Week, we test your knowledge of aortic stenosis.


HROTW: Learn about Heart Valve Disease

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 16th, 2015

For our Health Resource of the Week, we join Adam Pick in promoting the importance of heart valve disease education and awareness.


HROTW: Valve Disease Quiz

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 9th, 2015

We feature a resource to test your knowledge about heart valve disease. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with valve disease each year. 


HROTW: Resources to Keep Your Heart in Rhythm

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 7th, 2016

June 6 through 12 is World Heart Rhythm Week, which provides an opportunity for us to learn more about heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation. So, for our Health Resource of the Week, we present you with our excellent series of educational materials about AFib.


This Infographic Highlights Public Awareness of Heart Valve Disease

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: August 31st, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research released the results of new public opinion surveys about heart valve disease (HVD) today. To help illustrate some of the findings from the survey, we have created an infographic.


Webcast on Results of the Alliance's Valve Disease Awareness Survey Now Available

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 7th, 2016

Last week, the Alliance held a webcast to discuss new survey results about valve disease awareness in the U.S. and the experiences of valve disease patients as they are diagnosed and seek treatment.


Resources to Stay Heart Healthy

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: September 29th, 2016

Today is a special day at the Alliance! It’s World Heart Day – a day to increase awareness and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

 


Ad in Wall Street Journal Celebrates a Year without a Stroke

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 22nd, 2016

As we kick off 2017, the Alliance is encouraging everyone to join us in celebrating a year without a stroke by featuring an ad in The Wall Street Journal.


Wall Street Journal Features Ad Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke

Author: Kelsey Allcorn

Date: January 3rd, 2017

We are very excited to have an ad in today’s DC-area Wall Street Journal, where we can help spread the word about our Celebrating A Year Without A Stroke campaign!


Op-Ed Notes Risk of AFib-Related Strokes Among African-Americans

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: January 6th, 2017

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin penned an op-ed with the Association of Black Cardiologist's Cassandra A. McCullough on the importance of stroke prevention among African-Americans.


Former Congressman Gingrey: Stronger National Awareness about Heart Valve Disease Needed

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 8th, 2017

More Americans need to know about the effects of heart valve disease.That was the message of an op-ed written by former U.S. Congressman Philip Gingrey, M.D that appeared on The Hill’s website.


Spread the Love This February

Author: Sarah DiGiovine

Date: February 9th, 2017

Spread the love this February with the gift of heart health for you and your loved ones. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month and National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.


Celebrate the First-Ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 13th, 2017

Heart valve disease is a serious disease that affects approximately five million Americans, but many Americans know little about the disease. To raise awareness, we're sponsoring the first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22. 


From Heart Valve Disease Patient to Awareness Ambassador

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 15th, 2017

Learn how one couple's experience with heart valve disease led them to educate others about the disease through an Ambassador program with the American Heart Association.


ICYMI: The Twitter Chat on #ValveDiseaseDay Is Now Available!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 23rd, 2017

On February 22, a Twitter chat on the first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day was hosted by the National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day campaign to highlight the importance of the day, the impact of heart valve disease, and how people can raise awareness.


Educational Lunch Briefing Held for First-Ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 23rd, 2017

February 22 marked the first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day! To celebrate the day, we held an educational lunch briefing and a Twitter chat. The briefing offered attendees the opportunity to learn about: the latest in heart valve disease research, leading treatments, and inspiring stories from AHA Heart Valve Ambassadors.


National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Featured on Voice of America

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 28th, 2017

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin was featured on Voice of America to talk about the importance of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. Voice of America also featured AHA Ambassadors and a thoracic surgeon to underscore the importance of raising awareness.


10 Things to Know About VTE

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 17th, 2017

It's Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month! Here are ten things you should know about venous thromboembolism.


Missed Our #YearWithoutAStroke Twitter Chat? Here's A Recap!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: May 17th, 2017

On May 16, the Alliance for Aging Research and partnering organizations hosted a Twitter chat on the importance of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AFib). If you missed the chat, you can find a recap here!


HROTW: Living with VTE and Preventing Deadly Blood Clots

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: July 7th, 2017

This week, we're highlighting the risk factors and treatment options for venous thromboembolism (VTE). 


Alliance Garners Prestigious Webby, Telly Awards

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 11th, 2017

The Alliance is thrilled to announce that its pocket film Safe Medication Disposal has received 2017 Telly and Webby Awards. The Alliance also received a 2017 Telly Award for its short film that tells the story of AFib-stroke survivor Sharon Munson and her husband, Randall.

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