American Heart Association ( American Heart Association )

American Heart Association

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About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Our nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

American Heart Association press release, blog etc

11/15/2018 - 18:03 FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done
11/12/2018 - 11:07 Hands-Only CPR training kiosks are as effective as classroom setting for learning CPR skills according to new research
11/12/2018 - 10:57 Duke University School of Medicine official given AHA award for his intense dedication to teaching, mentoring trainees
11/12/2018 - 10:57 Denver scientist honored by American Heart Association for studies expanding understanding and treatment of peripheral artery disease
11/12/2018 - 10:52 American Heart Association Chairmans Award for 2018 presented to eloquently effective champion' of AHA programs
11/12/2018 - 10:07 American Heart Association council honors New York cardiologist for important contributions in the field of ischemic heart disease
11/12/2018 - 09:50 American Heart Association calls for adoption of the newly released U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition
11/12/2018 - 09:25 AHA Population Research Prize goes to Vermont medical scientist for use of biomarkers to expand understanding of cardiovascular disease causes
11/12/2018 - 09:19 Director of NHLBI receives American Heart Association Research Achievement Award for dynamic leadership of heart studies, especially among minorities
11/12/2018 - 09:11 Harvard scientist gets American Heart Association award for findings of inherited basis for cardiovascular disorders
11/12/2018 - 08:53 American Heart Associations prize goes to Nashville scientist for findings that changed the direction of high blood pressure research
11/10/2018 - 10:05 Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized risk assessment, additional treatment options for people at the highest risk
11/10/2018 - 09:31 Guias actualizadas para el tratamiento del colesterol ofrecen una evaluacion de riesgo mas personalizada y opciones de tratamiento adicionales para las personas que corren el riesgo mas alto
11/08/2018 - 09:57 American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association launch landmark health initiativeKnow Diabetes by Heart
11/07/2018 - 11:13 Voters prioritize policies to prevent, treat cardiovascular disease
11/05/2018 - 21:21 Societies Publish New Guidance for the Treatment of Slow, Irregular Heartbeats
11/05/2018 - 19:15 Two novel studies explore why women receive less CPR from bystanders
11/05/2018 - 18:59 Public AEDs cost-effective for saving lives, improving cardiac arrest outcomes