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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.
American Heart Association Staff  
Kansas City Board of Directors
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!
We need YOU!  Volunteer!

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Find Us
Regional Office
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66212
phone: (913) 652-1913
fax: (913) 648-0423

Find a Local Event
 Saturday, February 24, 2018 Jackie Feeney KC Heart Ball Kansas City Convention Center
 Friday, April 20, 2018 Paola Rivera KC Go Red For Women Luncheon Overland Park Convention Center
 Saturday, June 16, 2018 Erica Kiehnhoff KC Heart Walk Kansas City Power & Light District

Sung Nguyen is an active duty US Navy Officer. He received double bypass surgery at the age of 41, and considers himself very lucky. Officer Nguyen avoided a heart attack and stroke because he recognized the warning signs.
“I learned from my cardiologist that all people do not exhibit the discomfort of chest pain. Some, only experience discomfort in their shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back,” says Nguyen.
Officer Nguyen’s normal 2-3 mile runs, were routinely cut short due to shortness of breath, which prompted him to begin seeking answers. Doctors identified a proximal lower arterial descending (LAD) disease and had a heart catherization procedure done.
Ngyuen didn’t let double bypass surgery slow him down. Today, he is back to running and strength training.
“My physical fitness is in better shape now than before my procedure,” says Nguyen. “I am a positive example that early identification and intervention of heart disease pays off.”

How We Help You in Kansas City

CPR & First Aid Training



Free Health Fair Kit: Online request form
   If you need large quantities, they may be purchased at .

Free Reproducibles:

Multicultural Health  Initiatives in Kansas City      

Working to create a culture of health for everyone in Kansas City

In Kansas City during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded more than $6.9 million in new research:

  • 1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City at a cost of $149,644
  • 4 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan, at a cost of $507,000
  • 1 study at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, at a cost of  $52,000
  • 2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, at a cost of $194,174
  • 14 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, at a cost of $2,044,780
  • 24 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,713,484
  • 3 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $247,000

Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

In our 11-state Midwest Affiliate we currently are supporting 402 multi-year studies at a cost of $70,327,574.

Find out more about heart and stroke research in the Midwest.

Communications Director
DeEtta Lee
(913) 652-1914

Communications Coordinator
Dawn Noland
(913) 652-1918