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Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
Meet some of our local staff
Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
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MWA Find Us
Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994


Events In Your Area


Des Moines Sweethearts Program

The Sweethearts Program is a unique personal development experience for select high school girls.
It provides training in leadership skills, advocacy, community service and heart-healthy living -- plus up to 20 community service hours.
More about the Sweethearts Program

Sweethearts Program Application

Maddie's Story
Women's symptoms are not
always the same as men.
Like Maddie, you know when
your body just doesn't feel right.


How We Help You in Iowa


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A $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will expand our statewide, collaborative Mission: Lifeline efforts into rural Iowa. STEMI patient outcomes will be improved with coordination between EMS and hospitals.

Midwest Pulse Ox ScreeningIowa joins a growing list of states that are requiring hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. The state’s new regulation requires all Iowa hospitals to use the test, screening more than 27,000 babies each year.

Vote to help AHA win $100,000!

ISU Coach Fred Hoiberg is competing to win $100,000 for the American Heart Association in the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge.  Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association shares her appreciation of Coach Hoiberg’s efforts and encourages you to vote daily at