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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
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
1035 N. Center Point Road Suite B
Hiawatha, IA  52233
phone: (319) 378-1763
fax: (319) 378-1783
More info about Cedar Valley area


The American Heart Association is investing $3.7 million at the University of Iowa into a Strategically Focused Research Network studying preeclampsia. The talented research team at the University of Iowa will research ways to diagnose, prevent and treat preeclampsia in pregnant women.

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.

The American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its highest honor, the James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology, to Kanu Chatterjee, M.B., of the University of Iowa, “in grateful recognition of  his distinguished and productive career benefitting physicians and their patients worldwide.”

As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn set the alarm clock even earlier at 1:30 a.m. to get in some exercise. Within a few minutes, he felt pain in his chest. It came and went, so he continued working out.

Research study reported in Iowa Now indicates misplaced protein causes heart failure. View article

How To Help You In Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Heart Walk
McGrath Amphitheater
September 11, 2016

Quad Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon

River Center
November 1, 2016
Brittany Carter

Cedar Valley Go Red For Women Luncheon
Park Place Event Center
November 4, 2016
Cathy Brandt

Iowa City Go Red For Women Luncheon
Coralville Marriott Hotel
November 11, 2016
Jamie Jensen

Cedar Rapids Go Red For Women Luncheon
DoubleTree Cedar Rapids
November 18, 2016
Aileen Black

Jackie Blake

Jackie Blake, a wife and mom to one young daughter at the time, was only 29 when she had a stroke that almost left her without the ability to speak, write, walk or do anything a normal 29 year old woman should be able to do. Luckily, with the help of time, therapy, medical professionals and her family who was always there for her, Jackie has found a “new normal” and is now 36 years old with two beautiful daughters.

Jackie and her husband, Ross, are determined to raise awareness that strokes can happen to anyone, at any age, and to help others recognize the risk factors and warning signs. 

They are thankful to Jackie’s amazing medical team who brought her back, and for the incredible research and technology that are impacting the lives of stroke patients everywhere.