Our Mission is to Promote the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, including Stroke, in Blacks and other Minorities and to Achieve Health Equity for all through the Elimination of Disparities.

Tribute to the 2021 Graduating Cardiovascular Fellows

The ABC will honor and celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the next generation of cardiovascular specialists.






The Heartline Study

The ABC is proud to announce its partnership with HEARTLINE, a randomized, pragmatic, direct-to-participant digital trial sponsored by Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with Apple. The Heartline™ Study is a nationwide heart health research study designed to explore if the Heartline Study app on iPhone and heart health features on Apple Watch can enable earlier detection of an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), and potentially improve heart health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke.

If you’re 65 or older and interested in being a part of the study, visit Heartline.com to learn more and download the app to see if you’re eligible to enroll.

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Following the Murmurs of COVID-19 in Diverse Populations

This webinar will highlight the work of our COVID-19 Innovation Award Winners and discuss COVID-19 Vaccine updates along with the ongoing epidemiology of the virus.

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ACC.21 Joint Symposium of the ABC and the ACC Scientific Session

View the list of ABC members presenting at ACC.21

Unmasking the Effect of COVID-19 on Heart Failure in Diverse Populations

Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 3:30 – 4:45 PM ET

Session # 708
 Topic Essentials 2

Chairpersons: Eldrin Lewis, MD and Alanna Morris, MD

Panelists: Melissa Burroughs Pena, MD, Norrisa Haynes, MD, Sabra Lewsey, MD, Gabriel Sayer, MD,
and Ivor Benjamin, MD.

This event will be shown live during the ACC.21.

Registration for ACC.21 is required

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AHA EmPOWERED Women Roundtable

Cardiovascular disease is a new mom’s greatest health threat.

Join the American Heart Association for an EmPOWERED Women Roundtable focused on maternal health and cardiovascular disease risk during and after pregnancy on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. CT online.

The livestream event presented by Go Red for Women and EmPOWERED to Serve will feature a panel of experts discussing the prevalence of maternal mortality in the USA, the inequities women of color are facing and what every woman needs to know about how pregnancy can impact her own health.


2021 ABC Annual Educational Program and Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Competition

This activity will focus on developing professionalism and career enhancement among cardiovascular fellows and early career cardiologists.

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ABC Advocates for Vaccinations in Communities of Color

Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than others — but they are also getting vaccinated at lower rates

Washington, DC – Our nation has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: over 400,000 Americans have died from complications of the coronavirus. Black Americans are 3.7 times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and 2.8 times as likely to die.

Blacks and people of color are not inherently more susceptible to COVID-19 illness and mortality, however, existing structural racism contributes to the health disparities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social determinants of health place many people of color at heightened risk for poor COVID-19 outcomes, including disparities in healthcare coverage and access; disproportionate representation in “essential” jobs that often carry greater virus-exposure risk; crowded housing conditions; and disparities in income, education and wealth.

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Generating Heartfelt Horizons: COVID-19 Prevention, Myths and Realities

This webinar will highlight the work of our COVID-19 Innovation Award Winners and COVID-19 Vaccine clinical challenges and opportunities in diverse and ethnic populations.


Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH speaking at AHA Scientific Sessions 2020

Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, and Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH discuss the impact of structural racism on public health, a crisis further aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solutions to Structural Racism

Michelle Albert, MD, MPH and Keith Churchwell, MD review some of the solutions discussed during Saturday’s session on Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis and in the recent Presidential Advisory.

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ABC Webinars

Our current webinar discussion is on Optimizing the Practice of Cardiovascular Medicine in the COVID-19 Era: Telehealth and More.  Watch this webinar and our previous webinars by clicking the button below.

At the click of a button you can participate in a live virtual event, a gathering of physicians, patient ad­vocates and

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resource Hub

The coronavirus infection represents a global pandemic, that by definition, affects all populations. However, history has taught us that a differential impact often exists and is tightly linked to socio-demographic factors. There are a lot of questions about COVID-19, and the impact is evolving every day. Therefore, it is essential that we remain educated about ongoing events.

Stay informed with the latest science and clinical aspects of the coronavirus infection, and find helpful resources including frequently asked questions (FAQ) for health care providers, patients, and the public developed and curated by the ABC’s COVID-19 FAQ Watch editors and community programs committee.

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ABC Clinical Research Network

The ABC Clinical Research Network (ABC CRN), provides investigators from multiple specialities with unparalleled access to clinical studies of interest while offering industry “one-stop” access to multiple investigators that ascribe to the same standard of clinical trial conduct.

Comprised of investigators from a variety of therapeutic areas, the ABC CRN was developed to serve as a central “wheel hub” to identify and vet clinical trial opportunities, match investigators to trials of inerest, and provide some of the infrastructure support that physicians say would be beneficial.

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