Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
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Advocating to reduce noncommunicable diseases around the world.
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.
We can do more to improve survival from cardiac arrest
The American Heart Association and Philips Connected Pulse Program is the first end-to-end solution that combines education, training and technology to address cardiac arrest in major metropolitan areas around the world. With Connected Pulse we will build customizable, scalable solutions to increase bystander CPR, the use of publicly-available AED’s and incorporate new technologies and the latest science to strengthen the chain of survival and save more lives.