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.

Heart Valve Disease Awareness

ABC is a committed partner of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The goal is to increase recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. While heart valve disease can be disabling and deadly, available treatments can save lives, making education and awareness particularly important.

ABC’s Advocacy Agenda - Working For You

The Association of Black Cardiologists is working at local, state, and federal levels to eliminate disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke in Blacks and other minorities.  Lending Your Voice to Advocacy is ABC’s premier training program to develop effective advocacy leadership skills and strategies for achieving health equity.  The ABC is involved in advocacy in a number of ways at the local, regional, and national levels.  We invite you to join us in advocating for better healthcare for all Americans.

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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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