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American Heart Association

Our partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) is driven by a shared determination to create a world where heart disease and stroke no longer claim lives. We work together and participate in AHA national events, bringing them to the local level with Go Red, Heart Walk and other community activities that promote healthy heart habits. Through Mission: Lifeline, we're improving our response rates to heart attack victims – dramatically increasing survival and reducing patient recovery time.

The AHA recently defined ideal cardiovascular health by identifying seven health and behavior factors that affect health and quality of life:

  • appropriate weight
  • nonsmoking
  • healthy eating pattern
  • regular exercise
  • control of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar

Sanford Heart and Sanford Health support these factors with multiple specialties, initiatives and services. We're working hard to make healthier hearts a reality.

Learn more about the AHA events near you. Join us in improving heart health – yours and the people you love.

Heart Walks – The Sanford family is doing its part to send a message of healthy heart habits. We are pulling together teams to start walking and raise awareness about heart disease. Learn more.

Go Red for Women – Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Learn more.