Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Heart Association is working to improve the cardiovascular health of ALL Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.
Fewer people are dying from heart disease and stroke, but improving the cardiovascular health of ALL Americans has had mixed results - obesity among adults, and physical activity and cholesterol for kids.
Jenny and Jeremy Mhire, of Battlefield, were driving on I-44 when she went into sudden cardiac arrest.
Jeremy saved her life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
They now advocate for more CPR training and access to AEDs (defibrillators).