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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Michigan.
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
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Regional Office
3940 Peninsular Drive SE Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
phone: (616) 285-1888
fax: (616) 285-1895

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Little Hats Big HeartsTo celebrate American Heart Month, we are providing red hats for all babies born at participating Grand Rapids hospitals.  Can you help?

DS-8416-COM-HPF-Quality-HealthcareThe American Heart Association announced Michigan award-winning hospitals honored for their commitment to quality improvement for heart and stroke patients.

Midwest Pulse Ox ScreeningMichigan newborns will receive Pulse Oximetry Screening. The new policy could detect up to 90% of congenital Heart defects in newborns.



Live a healthier, longer life

May is American Stroke Month

Anyone can have a stroke. Everyone should be ready. Take the Quiz.

Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Symptoms You Should Know
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding 
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes 
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

If someone shows any of these symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services.
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs and symptoms of stroke. Learn more about F.A.S.T.