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. 

In the News

The latest in heart, brain and health news

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Around the American Heart Association

Debora Grandison

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.

Molly Burdick is living a life without limits

Heart survivor climbs toward her American Ninja Warrior goal

Heart struggles may inspire women to make lifestyle changes

The American Heart Association’s newest class of “Real Women” includes stroke and heart attack survivors and women living with heart disease.

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 save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart disease and stroke.

Donate Today

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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