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The American Heart Association’s® Go Red for Women® movement urges everyone to wear red on National Wear Red Day® Friday, Feb. 2, learn about risk factors and celebrate survivors.

Visit WearRedDay.org for more information and to download tools and resources to “go red” today. The iconic Red Dress pin and other apparel are available at ShopHeart.org.

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American Heart Month 2024 brings renewed focus on CPR, urgent need for Nation of Lifesavers™

A new survey conducted by the American Heart Association suggests that increased visibility of the need for CPR has had a positive impact on someone’s willingness to respond if they are bystanders in a cardiac emergency.

February is American Heart Month and we are celebrating 100 years of lifesaving work and counting.

The American Heart Association is celebrating its Centennial in 2024 with “Bold Hearts” and a vision for advancing health and hope for everyone, everywhere.

AHA Bold Hearts Centennial | Our history | (Video with CC)

News release in English | Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) (doc) | Chinese (Traditional) (doc) | French (doc) | Arabic (doc) | Haitian Creole (doc) | Hindi (doc) | Russian (doc) | Korean (doc) | Tagalong (doc)

Century of progress sets stage for future scientific advances in cardiovascular health
A new American Heart Association presidential advisory celebrates the scientific foundation of 100 years of lifesaving work while addressing challenges still ahead in the fight against heart disease and stroke

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Do you know the difference? (Infographic transcript)

People often use these terms interchangeably,

but they are not the same.

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions
and stops beating unexpectedly.
Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem.

A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem.

It’s important to catch them early and call 9-1-1 for help.

The sooner medical treatment begins, the better the

chances of survival and preventing heart damage.


Take two Steps to Save a Life.

Perform Hands-Only CPR:

Call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast
in the center of the chest.

For more information go to heart.org/cpr.

Heartsaver Virtual Training Kit

The new Heartsaver® Virtual is a convenient training kit and app solution allows you the flexibility to take Heartsaver® eLearning courses and complete a virtual hands-on skills session with an instructor 100% online.

Learn more about virtual training

CPR compression practice

Prefer "in-person" training? Our network of authorized AHA Training Centers and Instructors offer in-person classroom training and skills sessions. See course options for your local Training Center with our online tools.

AHA Where You Live May Affect Stroke Recovery

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Transcript (doc) | Graphic cover (jpg) | News Release

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Song: Bright Future Ahead/ Royalty Free

AHA Stroke-like Symptoms May Be More Traumatic Than An Actual Stroke

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Transcript (doc) | Graphic cover (jpg) | News Release

Video copyright American Heart Association 2024

Song: Relaxing Light/ Royalty Free

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February Calendar Highlights

American Heart Month | Black History Month | National Cancer Prevention Month | National Self-Check Month


2/1 - National Freedom Day

2/1-7 - Women’s Heart Week

2/2 - National Wear Red Day - Go Red for Women | Groundhog Day

  • G: GET YOUR NUMBERS - Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE - Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
  • R: REALIZE YOUR RISK - We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.
  • E: EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY - Make healthy food choices for you & your family and stay active.
  • D: DON’T BE SILENT - Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.

2/3 - National Patient Recognition Day | National Women Physicians Day | National Play Outside Day (1st Sat. each month)

2/4 - World Cancer Day | Homemade Soup Day (AHA Tomato/Basil soup recipe)

2/6 - ASA Pre-Conference Symposia | State of the Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

2/7 - African American Coaches Day

2/7-9 - American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2024 | Media newsroom

2/7-13 - African Heritage and Health Week

2/7-14 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

2/7-15 - International Week of Black Women In the Arts

2/8 - International Day of Women & Girls in Science | National Boy Scout Day | National Kite Flying Day

2/10 - Chinese New Year

2/11 - Super Bowl Sunday

2/11-17 - Heart Failure Awareness Week

2/12 - Lincoln’s Birthday | NAACP Day

2/13 - Shrove Tuesday | Fat Tuesday | Mardi Gras | National Pancake Day

2/14 - World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day | National Donor Day | National Have a Heart Day | Valentine’s Day | Ash Wednesday

2/15 - International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

2/16 - National Caregivers Day

2/17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day

2/19 - Presidents’ Day

2/20 - World Day for Social Justice | National Leadership Day | Love Your Pet Day

2/22 - Washington’s Birthday | Recreational Sports & Fitness Day

2/23 - World Understanding and Peace Day

2/25 - Let’s All Eat Right Day

2/27 - National Strawberry Day Strawberry Orange Smoothie | AHA Recipe

2/28 - National Science Day

2/29 - Leap Day | Rare Disease Day