Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
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March is Heartsaver Month in Middle East & North Africa
Each March is Heartsaver Month in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Heartsaver Month, supported by the American Heart Association, is an annual month-long campaign designed to create awareness about cardiac arrest and to train more people in CPR within the MENA region.
Draft UAE law aims to protect bystanders, increase intervention
In December, with the help of the American Heart Association and other groups, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention approved a draft federal Good Samaritan Law that will protect bystanders helping in emergency situations, like providing CPR to someone in cardiac arrest.
Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, kill 17 million people worldwide each year - a figure expected to reach over 23 million per year by 2030.
Read the latest science and published papers on the impact of AHA International Programs.
The AHA Heart and Stroke Statistics provide an in-depth look at the latest science and information about heart and stroke science.
Join the American Heart Association at UCCVS 2019
We will have joint sessions on cardiovascular surgery, challenges in primary prevention, heart valve disease and more. It will be a productive congress bringing together some of the world's leading experts in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.