American Heart Association

Live a Long and Healthy Life

Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping.

I can't stop smoking.

Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Make a plan to quit and don’t give up.

I can't get my blood pressure under control.

High blood pressure is like a pipe with too much pressure. Don’t let it burst before you get the facts.

Keeping up with my meds is hard.

Your medicine may not work properly if you don’t take it as prescribed, leaving you frustrated and vulnerable.

Stress gets the best of me.

You can overcome stress! In addition to feeling terrible, stress can take a toll on your health. But you can overcome it. 

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Molly Hemphill

Woman’s Best Friend: Flynn to rock the runway and support women’s heart health

For the first time ever, “America’s Top Dog” will appear on the runway and help kickoff New York Fashion Week.

Moving into the fashion show spotlight

Two emerging designers are creating couture designs of red lace, tulle and silk to highlight women’s heart health and kick off New York Fashion Week.

Wearing red, raising awareness for heart health across the nation

Mika Leah wears red Feb. 1, joins advocates for heart health across the nation to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

American Heart Association volunteer testifies before Congress about coverage for pre-existing conditions

Andrew Blackshear shares his story about fighting for access to critical care while also fighting for his life after heart surgery. He was invited to testify at a hearing about the importance of insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.

Inspiring generations of kids

Longtime PE teacher Sandra Lightfoot is helping students get active, build confidence, learn how their hearts work and raise money to keep other hearts working.

group of people posing for photo at a heart walk

Join Us For A Heart Walk In Your Area

Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to help save lives from heart disease and stroke.

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Your donation will help us save and improve lives with research, education and emergency care.

Warning Signs

Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Your actions can only help.


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