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The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is responding to consumer questions through our websites, support networks, social media and other channels with the help of our volunteer medical and scientific research experts on the front line of this pandemic.

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Circulation Video Series: COVID Updates From the Front Lines - In-depth interviews with experts working in COVID-19 hot spots from the editors of Circulation | COVID-19 and Stroke Podcast Series: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Stroke Survivors | Know Diabetes by Heart Podcasts: COVID-19 – Patients with T2D and CVD

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AHA expert interviews on COVID-19 topics

(via Zoom - downloadable/transcripts provided as available - Contact AHA staff for one on one expert interviews.)

"Red flag warning."

New research confirms that deaths from heart disease and stroke increased substantially during the first year of the COVID pandemic. American Heart Association President (2021-2022) Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FAHA, an author on the paper published in JAMA Network Open March 23, 2022, says that disturbing trend will likely continue for years to come. Dr. Lloyd-Jones is chair of the department of preventive medicine, the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research and professor of preventive medicine, medicine and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Transcript to be added

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Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FAHA, president of the American Heart Association (2021-2022), chair of the Association’s Scientific Sessions Program Committee, and Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research, professor of preventive medicine, medicine and pediatrics, and chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, offers 6 tips for people returning to care after pandemic-related delays.

Transcript (doc)

Link to News Release

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How COVID-19 impacts the whole body

American Heart Association immediate past president (2021-2022), Mitchell S. V. Elkind, M.D., MS, FAHA, FAAN, with a brief explanation of how COVID-19 impacts the whole body. Dr. Elkind is professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY.

Dr. Elkind on how COVID-19 impacts body (no graphics for news media use)

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Healthy snacking

Healthy Living Tips (staying active, healthy eating, emotional wellness, lowering stress):

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Enjoy the benefits of taking a walk.

Move More Tips

Grapes and apples

Eat more color for healthy snacking.

Healthy Eating Tips


Take action to control stress this week.

Stress Relieving Tips

Coronavirus news on social media stressing you out?

Tips on anxiety relief.

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Heart and Brain Graphics and illustrations.

Medical Illustrations

Blood clot in the brain

AHA Heart and Brain Animations.

Medical Animations

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Keeping risk factors in check.

AHA Image Library

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