At-A-Glance Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018

This 5-page fact sheet includes key statistics about heart disease, stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, and their risk factors, plus other commonly-cited statistics about the American Heart Association’s research program.

Bridging the Gap: CVD Health Disparities

A person’s race or ethnicity shouldn’t put them more at risk for having heart disease or stroke, but unfortunately, it is one factor that affects a person’s likeliness of suffering a heart attack or stroke and chances of survival if they do.

2017 Statistical Fact Sheet

In order to accurately measure Americans’ cardiovascular health and monitor progress toward the 2020 goal, the American Heart Association (AHA) for the first time defined “ideal cardiovascular health.” AHA defines it as the absence of disease and the presence of seven key health factors and behaviors that we call “Life’s Simple 7.” Below are the

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Fact Sheets

Summaries of key information about topics related to the Center’s mission and focus areas   Health Policy Fact Sheets These fact sheets highlight key issues related to the AHA’s advocacy efforts for improvements to cardiovascular disease prevention, care, and research at the local, state, and national levels. View Advocacy Fact Sheets Primer on Modeling Approaches