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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The pandemic is a fast-changing health crisis. The American Heart Association is here to help you with science-based information and answers.

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Brief Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body

Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains in this video how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions

There seem to be countless questions about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — and some answers seem to change every day. Here are common questions about the virus and your safety and health. We’re also here available to help via live chat or call our Customer Service at 1-800-242-8721.


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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Getting Back to Life

Every vaccination brings us closer to a future free of COVD-19. Based on the best science, vaccines are safe, effective and protect you, your loved ones and community. See what we mean.

Doctor, It's Been Too Long.

Taking care of your health and well-being is important. It’s smart to make — and keep — appointments with your doctor. If you have questions about how your doctor’s office is keeping patients safe during COVID-19, ask.

Don't Die of Doubt

When an emergency strikes, hospitals are still the safest place – even during a pandemic. Call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack or stroke.

Helpful Resources

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We all need basic information to safeguard our physical and mental health. Stay up-to-date with the latest on COVID-19.

For Heart Patients

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If you have an underlying heart issue, the coronavirus can be especially serious. We’re here to help.

We Need Your Support

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We’re dedicating new resources to fight COVID-19 while helping keep patients informed and safe. We need your support at this crucial time.

Let's Cook Together

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It’s tempting to reach for the junk food these days. But eating healthier can be easy and even affordable.

Manage Your Stress

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Together, we’re facing challenges unlike ever before. Take a breath. You can manage your stress, even now.

Move More Together

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Now’s not the time to let your inner couch potato rule. Get moving. We’ve got a plan.

CPR Training and Resuscitation

Get the latest guidance for CPR and resuscitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as podcasts, updates, training and resources.

The science of it all

The American Heart Association is working to ensure optimal care for patients with cardiovascular disease who contract coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Read the latest news, science and stories from the American Heart Association regarding COVID-19, its impact on patients and how people are managing their lives.

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