ACC was chartered and incorporated as a teaching institution in 1949, and established its headquarters, called Heart House, in Bethesda, Maryland in 1977.
In 2006, the College moved its headquarters to Heart House Washington, D.C., a state-of-the-art facility in the nation's capital. Heart House D.C. was designed to accommodate a bigger, better, bolder organization. It offers outstanding access to hotels, amenities, cultural attractions, health care partners and lawmakers. Visit the ACC at 2400 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines—and to influence health care policy.