Highlights of “Not to Miss Sessions” at the #AHA20 Virtual Meeting!!

AHA20 virtual meeting has been packed by so many amazing sessions, covering all aspects of cardiovascular disease from basic science to clinical outcomes. I wanted to share some of the sessions “not to miss sessions” at AHA20 virtual meeting!! Opening Session Dr. Braunwald and Dr. Wenger, two of the legends in cardiology, took us back … Read more

Structural Racism: A Call to Action

If there is any silver lining to the horror that the COVID-19 pandemic has invoked, it is that this time has positioned us to take a critical look at systemic failures (or successes). Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the institutionalized inequities that scholars have pointed to for decades as the root causes of health … Read more

Quotes from AHA 2020: Structural Racism in Healthcare

In a year wrought with challenges spanning social, political, and healthcare spheres, one issue has risen to the forefront of our collective consciousness. Structural racism. What is structural racism? A recently published presidential advisory from the American Heart Association states that “structural racism refers to the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics–historical, cultural, … Read more