ASA About Us

Our Mission
Mariell Jessup, MD - AHA/ASA President
About ASA

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. We fund scientific research, help people better understand and avoid stroke, encourage government support, guide healthcare professionals and provide information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors. To learn more, call 1-888-4-STROKE or browse.

Stroke Connection: Survivor in the Senate

Stroke Connection Spring 2014 Cover
Your Spring issue of Stroke Connection features the story of Senator Mark Kirk’s stroke and the recovery journey that put him back on Capitol Hill. Also in this issue: Uncommon causes of stroke and survivors who’ve had them; A mother’s stroke sets the course for her 10-year-old’s life; and much more!  

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Sign up for Together to End Stroke today so you can help us prevent, treat and beat stroke!
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Target: STROKE

Target Stroke

Target: Stroke is a campaign created to help hospital teams achieve the goal of door-to-needle (DTN) times of 60 minutes or less for ischemic stroke patients that receive thrombolytic therapy by providing evidence-based strategies, clinical decision support, measurement tools and other resources.