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After nine months on the transplant wait list, American Heart Association volunteer Ginger Zimmerman has a new heart. Zimmerman has shared her story throughout the transplant process.

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High cholesterol
in young adulthood
increases risk

How long cholesterol is elevated – even if only mildly elevated –affects the risk of heart attack.

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Chronic insomniacs
may face increased
hypertension risk

Insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep have a greater risk of hypertension.

Read more about insomnia and hypertension

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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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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

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.

Featured Videos

 
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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