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Can we go from around 1-in-100 to 1-in-never?


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

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Cardiovascular disease survivors and their loved ones gathered at the Faces of Heart Fest event to celebrate. The American Heart Association is Why. Life is Why.

Read and watch more about the Faces of Heart Fest

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An aspirin a day benefits some, but not all, in preventing heart attacks and strokes.


Read more about aspirin

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New Orleans set
to go smoke-free

New Orleans passed an ordinance Thursday that will clear the air by prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places, including bars, restaurants and casinos.

Read more about New Orleans' smoke-free ordinance

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Active, fit and 23, nursing assistant Nicky Leto had every reason to dismiss her headache and weakness. Once they worsened, she learned strokes aren't limited to the elderly. “I just want everybody to know that age doesn’t discriminate against anyone having a stroke."


Read Nicky's Story

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AHA mourns
loss of surgeon
killed in shooting

Michael Davidson remembered by American Heart Association as compassionate, devoted cardiac surgeon.

Read more about Dr. Davidson

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Having a safe place to walk, bicycle or be outside has a direct impact on physical activity levels, job access, education options and housing quality.

Read more about versatile street design

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.

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CPR MYTH: Americans are prepared to act in an emergency

Many don’t realize the importance of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation because they think they’ll be around someone who is prepared should an emergency happen. Hispanics and African-Americans are 30 percent less likely to have bystander CPR performed in an emergency. You never know when CPR will be needed. You have to know how to help.

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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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Heart Healthy 2015
 
Congress is back in session and will consider legislation that could impact heart disease and stroke care. Let them hear your story.
 

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