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.

For Health Professionals

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.

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

The goal of the annual awareness day on February 22 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 can be disabling and deadly, available treatments can save lives, making education and awareness particularly important. On this day and throughout the year, the campaign partners—advocates, educators, and health care professionals—are helping to spread the word about valve disease. www.ValveDiseaseDay.org

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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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