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.

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.

The sponsors are dedicated to enrolling large numbers of participants traditionally under-represented in clinical trials, including African Americans. In addition, we are proud to note that two long-time ABC members, Professor Keith C. Ferdinand, MD (Tulane University) and electrophysiologist Kevin F. Kwaku, MD, PhD (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) will be lending their respective expertise serving as members of the Steering Committee for this important trial.

This study is virtual. This means you can participate from anywhere through your iPhone- including from the comfort of your home, without having to go to a doctor’s office. You’ll participate in a heart healthy engagement program with surveys, tips, and activities designed to help you become more engaged in your overall health. 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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Webinar Spotlight

This program is designed to portray the experiences and perspectives of cardiovascular health care, law enforcement, and other professionals related to equality, justice, respect for human life, and health equity. This session will highlight potential efforts that individuals and organizations can do to combat racism and promote health and well-being.


Webinar Spotlight

View webinar on the scientific, clinical, therapeutic, and psychosocial facets of COVID-19 and racial/ethnicity.


ABC Perspective on Health Disparities in Diverse Populations Published in Circulation Journal Today

ABC is pleased to announce the publication entitled “At the Heart of the Matter: Unmasking and Addressing COVID-19’s Toll on Diverse Populations,” authored by Norrisa Haynes, MD, MPH, ABC Board member, Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, ABC Member and Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, ABC President, on behalf of the Association of Black Cardiologists.

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Webinar Spotlight

View webinar on the epidemiology, clinical, prevention and social aspects of COVID-19 infection in diverse populations.


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 Trials Network

The ABC Clinical Trials Network (ABC CTN), 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 CTN was developed to serve as a central “wheel hub” to identify and vet clinical trial opportunities, match investigators to trials of interest, and provide some of the infrastructure support that physicians say would be beneficial.

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