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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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Find Us
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 We Help You in Iowa

Ann Campbell

While waiting for her car to be serviced, Ann Campbell, the mayor of Ames, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Luckily, a bystander who noticed Ann slumped over in her chair immediately called 911 and started chest compressions when he realized she didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. Thankfully Ann's story has a happy ending thanks to the quick thinking bystanders and fast acting first responders.