Our Mission is to Promote the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, including Stroke, in Blacks and other Minorities and to Achieve Health Equity for all through the Elimination of Disparities.

Thank you for attending our 8th Annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner

All proceeds from the ‘Spirit of the Heart’ awards dinner support ABCs ‘Spirit of the Heart’ community outreach which provides consumers with the knowledge that heart disease is preventable, and heart healthy activities are important for longevity. Your support also enables the continuing education of underrepresented minorities in the field of cardiology through our annual ABC scholarship awards.

ABC’s Community Health and Education Fairs

ABC’s signature community program is Spirit of the Heart. This program is scheduled in several U.S. cities each year and may consist of a Leadership Forum, a health fair with free screenings, food, music and family fun, and a Message from the Pulpit at a local church. The programs are developed to help consumers understand that heart disease is preventable, and heart healthy practices are important for longevity. This program has made measurable differences in communities nationwide even leading to legislation for health care reform.

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Why healthcare must be a right: a patient's story

ABC stands behind our long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and equal treatment for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and geography.

Listen to a patient’s firsthand account of the impact of the Affordable Care Act and how it ensures equal access to evidence-based treatment and appropriate medical care, avoiding financial catastrophe and adverse health outcomes.

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ABC Clinical Trials Network

Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments for cardiovascular disease as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of disease. The TACT2 clinical trial follows patients for 5 years to perform an economic analysis of chelation therapy and to determine if a chelation-based strategy in patients with diabetes and prior myocardial infarction improves event-free survival and/or reduces mortality.

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