Certificate of compliance

The American Heart Association

is in compliance with the HONcode

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8 Years

Certificate validity: valid until May 2021

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Date of initial review:

20 Jul 2011

Certificate validity:

valid until May 2021

Date of last visit:

05 May 2020

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Stories for the American Heart Association website are produced by a staff of professional writers and editors. The information is obtained through interviews with American Heart Association volunteers who are physicians, other healthcare professionals or experts; and/or compiled from data assembled by the organizationís staff. All stories receive statistical- and science-based reviewed by the American Heart Associationís team of science and medicine advisors. All content is reviewed and published online by our AHA staff.

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This information is designed to help people improve their health, learn prevention information, understand heart disease and stroke risks, and learn about specific medical conditions. This information should support readersí health and help them deal with their conditions, but it does not replace the advice of a qualified health professional who is familiar with an individual's medical needs.

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Co-authors, also on behalf of the Association of Black Cardiologists, are Norrisa Haynes, M.D., M.P.H., and Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

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Published: May 04, 2020

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American Heart Association Financial Information

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Representatives of the American Heart Association scrupulously shall avoid any conflict between their respective personal, professional or business interests and the interests of AHA, in any and all actions taken by them on behalf of AHA in their respective capacities.

The American Heart Association does not charge anything or require subscriptions for public access to these stories on their website, and the organization does not accept any form of advertisements on its website. T

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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