News and Events

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News Release
Findings highlight importance of early monitoring and management of hypertension during and after pregnancy Hispanic/Latina women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) – conditions marked by high blood pressure during pregnancy – are more likely to have abnormalities in their heart structure and function decades later when...
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Research Feature
Could we grow a human heart in a dish? It’s not that far-fetched. But before we go there, imagine looking at a blob the size of a sesame seed, rhythmically beating, and knowing it has the potential to unlock key mysteries surrounding the human heart. Scientists are now tapping into new stem cell-based technologies to grow highly complex 3D balls of...
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Research Feature
Each November, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) observes National COPD Awareness Month and World COPD Day. Short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD is a serious lung disease that makes it harder to breathe and worsens over time. Of the nearly 16 million Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, nearly 4 million...
Upcoming Events
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ASH, the American Hematology Society’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, is the world’s most comprehensive hematology event of the year.
December 9 - 12 , 2023
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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This December, individuals on the frontlines of dissemination and implementation (D and I) science will convene at the 16th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health to ensure that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities.
December 10 - 13 , 2023
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Featured Past Events
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is participating in AHA 2023, the American Heart Association’s 2023 Scientific Sessions. This is the premier global event for advancements in cardiovascular science and medicine.
November 10 - 13 , 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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NHLBI will be sharing information and upcoming plans for the refresh and how you can provide input. During each webinar, NHLBI division and center directors will review research progress. They will also discuss focus areas for the refresh, answer questions, and gather inputs and ideas.
October 30 to November 6 , 2023
Virtual Webinar Series
11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
See full schedule below
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Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program and special guest presenters as we discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on rural communities. We will also highlight resources available to use during National COPD Awareness Month in November & beyond.
Virtual (webinar)
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET