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Mission Statement

The American Heart Association’s mission is “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the American Heart Association, is uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of stroke prevention, treatment and recovery through research and education. The Stroke Council develops scientifically based publications, meetings, professional education, and training programs and supports the American Stroke Association’s work in translating stroke-related science into effective initiatives and products for the public, healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities and policy makers.

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Stroke Awards and Lectures



Message from the Chair
We invite everyone interested in stroke research and the clinical care of stroke patients to become a member of the council.
  Information on Stroke Prevention
Visit the American Stroke Association website to find out more about stroke and stroke prevention.
Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Council Committees
We encourage members to participate in various committees related to the Stroke Council Mission.
Early Career
The Stroke council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.
Stroke Advocacy & Legistation
You're the Cure grassroots are helping in the fight for public policies to improve the treatment of stroke.
Scientific Statements
View Stroke Council's published Scientific Statements.

Stroke Minority
To take an active role to advocate minority issues related to the Council's involvement.


Related Sites

American Stroke Association
Get With The Guidelines- Stroke
Stroke Coding Guide





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Become A Member

Become a professional member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Join or renew your AHA/ASA Professional Membership
to qualify for members-only awards, and:

• Affiliate with one of 16 Scientific Councils.
• Save on AHA/ASA Scientific Sessions.
• Save on print publications.
• Apply for research funding and not pay a fee
• Enjoy many more membership benefits.

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