Global Science

Updated:Feb 5,2016



Sharing Science to Save Lives

As a leading organization committed to cardiovascular disease and stroke, the American Heart Association recognizes the power of knowledge sharing and seeks to improve the quality of life for people, wherever they live.

With our partners we share the best in science at AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions, International Stroke and 10 specialty conferences. The AHA maintains relationships with more than 150 “sister” organizations around the world, like-minded organizations working to improve cardiovascular health and decrease the burden of non-communicable diseases like heart disease and stroke. Together, we support joint scientific sessions and education programs.

Scientific Statements

For more than 50 years, we've contributed to clinical knowledge through Association scientific statements and guidelines. Today, hospitals around the globe rely on them to help align and improve treatment of heart and stroke patients.

Statements are intended to help raise healthcare professionals' awareness of state-of-the-art science related to specific aspects of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Commissioned and peer reviewed by the American Heart Association's highest scientific body, the papers represent the consensus of leading experts in CVD and stroke.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidelines are continually updated to help clinicians make evidence-based treatment decisions as they care for patients with heart disease and stroke.


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