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American Heart Association

The six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed today. From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization fighting heart disease and stroke.  

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. That’s why our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. It drives all we do.  

Who We Are: The American Heart Association is a catalyst for achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being in the United States and around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, we have more than 40 million volunteers and supporters, 155 local offices and more than 3,400 employees.  

What We Do:  

  • Leading breakthroughs in science and technology 
  • Changing systems 
  • Changing policy 
  • Transforming health care 
  • Transforming communities 

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