Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death.
But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. Then, on June 10, 1924, they met in Chicago to form the American Heart Association — believing that scientific research could lead the way to better treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure. The early American Heart Association enlisted help from hundreds, then thousands, of physicians and scientists.
“We were living in a time of almost unbelievable ignorance about heart disease,” said Paul Dudley White, one of six cardiologists who founded the organization.
In 1948, the association reorganized, transforming from a professional scientific society to a nationwide voluntary health organization composed of science and lay volunteers and supported by professional staff.
Since then, the AHA has grown rapidly in size and influence — nationally and internationally — into an organization of more than 33 million volunteers and supporters dedicated to improving heart health and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
1400 S. Cage
Pharr, 78577, TX
Lugar accesible: No
|Tipo de organización||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categorías||Advocacy, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Health & Fitness, Medical, Trainings, Other|
|¿Servicios ofrecidos en Español?||No|
|¿Boletín de noticias?||No|
|¿Cuidado de niños disponible?||No|
|Rango de edad||All ages|
|Categorías de discapacidad||Genetic Disorder, Medical Condition|
|¿Esta organización se pertenece a todas discapacidades?||No|
|Esta organización se pertenece a estos diagnósticos||Arritmias, Miocardiopatía, Cardiopatía congénita, Congestive Heart Failure, Falla Cardíaca, Soplos del Corazón, Trasplante de corazón, Cardiopatía Reumática|
|¿Es un servicio estatal?||Yes|
|Nombre del contacto||Rebecca Taylor|
|Numero de teléfono||956-984-0201|