The Association for Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA) originated in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas and was founded by Dr. Morteza Naghavi in 2001. AEHA was an extension of his research in vulnerable plaque. Research which lead to the development of the Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education Taskforce and Guideline. Both the Taskforce and Guideline are at the core of the National SHAPE Program. Today SHAPE has manifested as the non-profit organization the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE). SHAPE continues the legacy of groundbreaking research and initiative that promote education and research related to the mechanism, prevention, detection and treatment of coronary heart disease.
The organization is committed to raising awareness for recent revolutionary discoveries in cardiology that revealed atherosclerosis as an inflammatory disease and uncovered the immediate underlying cause of most heart attacks, vulnerable plaque.
We are committed to building awareness and support for the prevention and eradication of the number one killer of humans worldwide!