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.

8th Annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner

Our annual ‘Spirit of the Heart’ awards dinner serves as a celebration of life with proceeds supporting 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 fellowship awards.

For Patients

Our mission is to champion the elimination of cardiovascular disparities through education, research, and advocacy. We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1700 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to this mission.

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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