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Jessica Weber first had heart rhythm issues at age 15. Misdiagnosed with panic disorder she pushed for more answers and was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia. She tells her stories because heart disease affects everyone and she believes in the power of a woman’s heart.

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To further research and help the more than 40,000 children born with a heart defect each year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation are forming a new alliance.

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Study shows
community programs
help blood pressure

A recently published study shows a combination of community-based programs, including "Check It, Change It" and Heart360, effectively reduced blood pressure in a diverse population group.

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Stories
from the Heart

There’s nothing Marla and Jim Cobb can do to bring back their son, Burke. But they can do something to help others avoid the tragic loss they’ve suffered – and they have. Their 14-year-old son’s memory endures in the Burke Cobb Act, a new law that requires CPR and AED training for Louisiana high school students. FULL STORY

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Gabe Scofield’s stroke and recovery exemplify why World Stroke Day was created -- to help spread public awareness of the high risk and prevalence of stroke.

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Fruit, vegetables,
whole grains, nuts
lower stroke risk

New guidelines say eating Mediterranean or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke.

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This World Stroke Day, Know That Kids and Teens Can Be Stricken, Too - Like Vandna


Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.

Warning Signs

Know the Heart Attack and Stroke Warning Signs

If you or someone else is experiencing these warning signs of heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest, call 9-1-1 right away.
Cholesterol Resources

Cholesterol Resources

Learn how to manage cholesterol with our new resources for patients and providers.
Featured Videos

 
Going home after a stroke

One of the most important factors when returning home after a stroke is to remain physically active. Learn ways to improve strength and balance, while being safe during movements.

View more of our videos.
Interactive Library

Interactive Cardiovascular Library

Visit our Interactive Cardiovascular Library for animations that help explain high blood pressure and many other cardiovascular diseases.

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Who Will You Give For

Millions of Americans live with heart disease, stroke or a cardiovascular condition. Your donation will help us save and improve their lives with research, education and emergency care.

 

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