The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency that is working to reduce the number of deaths caused by cardiovasculor disease and stroke as well as disabilies that can result from heart issues.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: 'Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.' Its motto is 'Learn and Live'. Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA, is the current President of the American Heart Association. He is the first neurologist to hold the position. The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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