Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri.

Each year, 14,000 Missourians lose their lives to heart disease. But 80% of heart disease is preventable. Join the #NoMOHeartDisease movement to meet Missouri survivors and learn what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.  

The Valentines Survivor Story

Rocky and Lyla's Survivor Story


"Having both received heart transplants, my daughter and I have benefited first-hand from research funded by the AHA. #NoMOHeartDisease is an opportunity for us to use our experience to help educate people and reduce heart disease in Missouri. My hope is that people follow the initiative and become more involved in their own heart health.”
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Jana Smith's Survivor Story

“I lost my mother and grandmother to heart disease. I don’t want my son to experience what my mom and I had to go through. I think it is important to spread awareness and to educate Missourians that heart disease poses a real risk to our families.” 

The Truth About Heart Disease

Check. Change. Control. 

Check Change Control uses self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart. Sign up today to start managing your heart health!

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Help reduce heart disease in Missouri and beyond.


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Want to share your heart disease story?

We would love to hear your story. Simply send us an email and we will get back to you with more information. 

Media Info

To schedule an interview with a survivor or American Heart Association staff, contact Julie Lay.