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Dallas, TX, 75231 United States
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the fight against heart disease and stroke (both among the nation's top killers), as well as other cardiovascular illnesses. In addition to conducting research, the association serves as a clearinghouse for information on heart-related diseases and conditions. It also acts as an advocate on public policy issues related to its mission. The organization boasts a National Center in Dallas, as well as affiliate offices located throughout the US and in Puerto Rico. The AHA was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists who recognized the need to widely share their heart disease education and research.