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.

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At-a-Glance Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics (2020)

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.

At-a-Glance Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics PDF


Special Populations – Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics (2020)

These fact sheets provide age-, sex- and racial/ethnic-specific heart disease and stroke statistics from the AHA’s 2020 statistical update.

Children and CVD Fact Sheet PDF Males and CVD Fact Sheet PDF Females and CVD Fact Sheet PDF American Indians/Alaska Natives and CVD Fact Sheet PDF Asians/Pacific Islanders and CVD Fact Sheet PDF Blacks and CVD Fact Sheet PDF Hispanics/Latinos and CVD Fact Sheet PDF


Primer on Modeling Approaches in Research (2019)

A key component and outcome in research is the concept and development of models. This document briefly explains some common modeling terms and useful scientific models.

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Highlights From the 2019 Cardiovascular Disease Primary Prevention Guideline (2019)

This 2-page fact sheet includes the top 10 highlights and an infographic on the 2019 Cardiovascular Disease Primary Prevention Guideline.

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Highlights from the 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol (2018)

This 2-page fact sheet outlines the highlights from the 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol.

2018 Cholesterol Guideline Highlights PDF


Highlights from the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (2017)

This 2-page fact sheet outlines the highlights from the 2017 Guideline.

Highlights from the 2017 Guideline PDF


Cardiovascular Health Statistical Fact Sheet (2017)

Summary of Americans’ cardiovascular health, measured by the absence of disease and the presence of seven key health factors and behaviors, also known as “Life’s Simple 7.”

2017 Statistical Fact Sheet PDF


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.

Bridging the Gap Fact Sheet PDF