ASA About Us

Our Mission. To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Mariell Jessup, MD - AHA/ASA President
About the American Stroke Association

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s  No. 5 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.

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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.