Fact Sheets

Summaries of key information about topics related to Centers 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 (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.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 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