I never imagined the toll heart disease would have on my life. I had a stroke in 2000, a heart attack in 2004 and was in complete heart failure in 2013. Medical advances have helped to keep me alive for years, but it was a heart transplant in 2017 that has given me new life. At age 45, I never thought that I would live to see my grandchildren graduate from elementary school, but now I look forward to seeing them graduate from college. And being able to do that with the love of my life, Patty, makes it even more special.
– Dennis Popp
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.