American Heart Association

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The American Heart Association is a "national voluntary health agency."[1]


The missions statement of the AHA is:[1]

"Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

Their current goals are:[1]

  • "Reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and stroke by 25 percent."
  • "Reduce the prevalence of smoking, high blood cholesterol and physical inactivity by 25 percent."
  • "Reduce the rate of uncontrolled high blood pressure by 25 percent."
  • "Eliminate the growth of obesity and diabetes."

Clinical practice guidelines

The AHA publishes many clinical practice guidelines that are published in scientific journals and linked centrally on the AHA website.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mission of the American Heart Association