Compassion amid crisis: Present, future, past AHA presidents awed by response to COVID-19

By Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association

Dr. Mitch Elkind couldn’t sleep. His mind was in overdrive, still cycling through reports he’d read about the spread of coronavirus in China and projecting what it might mean in the United States.

This was two weeks ago, long before coronavirus ruined the sleep cycles of many Americans.

To process his thoughts, Elkind went to his computer and started typing. His words turned into a rough draft of an article published Tuesday in the leading scientific journal “Circulation.” [read more]