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Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives.
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MWA WHAT WE DO
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
MWA HOW YOU CAN HELP
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
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Regional Office
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66212
phone: (913) 652-1913
fax: (913) 648-0423
 


Rob Shipley Family KC
Just last year, Rob Shipley was enjoying a game of basketball with his son, when he started feeling light-headed, short of breath and went to sit down.  This was unusual for Rob as he was an active 40-year-old that enjoyed biking, running and taking spin class at 5:30 every morning, even during spring break! 

“Something just wasn’t right that day,” explains Rob.  “I got up to enter the house, reached for the screen door and immediately passed out.” 

Tests indicated that Rob's aortic valve was nearly non-functioning (very little blood flow through the valve). 

He knows heart disease runs in his family and therefore he is more susceptible, but he had no other risk factors for heart disease.

“So if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.  Know the risk factors AND warning signs for heart disease and stroke.  You never know when and if it’s going to hit you or someone you love, so you might as well be prepared.  AND, while you’re at it, learn CPR…..you could be saving the life of someone you love!”  more about Rob 
 

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Heart & Stroke News in Kansas City


MWA NEHD 14The American Heart Association serves up fruits and veggies on National Eating Healthy Day, Wed., Nov. 5. Companies are focusing on wellness – healthier nutrition and healthier lifestyles.


nosmokingMissouri’s leading health organizations thank Mayor Raeanne Presley and the Branson Board of Alderman for unanimously passing a strong smoke-free ordinance in Branson.


Caucasian Boy with Halloween PumpkinDon’t let this Halloween be a trick-or-treat snacktastrophe! Try these tips from the American Heart Association to make your Halloween festivities fun, safe and healthy for you and your family.


KISS Stroke GraphicOct. 29, the world comes together to end stroke - World Stroke Day. Do you know what to do in a stroke emergency? Learn FAST! #WorldStrokeDay @AHAKansasCity