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We know that living with Heart Disease and Stroke can be overwhelming; it’s not just about getting diagnosed and treated. You are dealing with physical, mental, emotional and financial issues, and often managing more than one condition at a time.

As a patient or a caregiver, the more you know about heart disease and stroke, the better. Knowing how your condition affects your body and therefore your life is the first step. We are here to help you become a powerful, well-informed person from diagnosis through recovery and beyond! 


  • keeping a brain health can reduce your risk for stroke.

    Strokes and Your Brain Health

    Ok, so you had a bad mullet. And that polyester pantsuit was pretty bad. Those regrets are small. Not taking care of your brain would be huge. You can keep your mind sharp and help prevent stroke by making simple lifestyle changes. So let’s get brain-healthy!

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  • Kristen Powers photo collage.

    Stroke Survivor finds a New Normal

    Kristen Powers, an athlete throughout her adult life, was doing a training ride for an upcoming half Ironman competition, when she had a minor crash…

  • Stroke Notes

    Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.


Heart Disease

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    The Science of Your Disease

    Understanding your condition and how to manage it can increase your confidence in making changes to improve and maintain your health. Find illustrated, easy to read Fact Sheets here.

  • Genetically inherited high cholesterol increases long-term risks of coronary heart disease and stroke

    People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease.

  • CDC: US Deaths from Heart Disease on the Rise

    Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But after nearly three decades in decline, the number of deaths from heart disease has increased in recent years, a new federal report shows.



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    Just a Little Heart Attack

    Elizabeth Banks is known for her comedic acting style, but acknowledges there’s nothing funny about a heart attack. However, humor is exactly the approach Banks took in the entertaining Go Red For Women video she wrote and directed on the subject, Just a Little Heart Attack.

  • Together to end Stroke Intro.

    Together to end Stroke

    While stroke threatens millions of lives, it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. We want all Americans to know that ‘Together, we can end stroke.’™

  • FAST Song screencap.

    F.A.S.T song stroke signs

    Hip Hop Artist Dee-1 and Tha Hip Hop Doc Rani Whitfield, M.D., collaborated on a song for the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association for World Stroke Day 2015, to teach the warning signs of stroke.

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