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  • 61. AFib Education Use our atrial fibrillation resources to educate your patients and staff.
  • 62. What is Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH)? Left Ventricular Hypertrophy or LVH is a term for a heart?s left pumping chamber that has thickened and may not be pumping efficiently. Learn symptoms and more.
  • 63. Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Overview Find out what Get With The Guidelines-AFIB does for hospitals and patients
  • 64. Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters Why is Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) a Problem? The American Heart Association explains the consequences of atrial fibrillation, the causes of afib, the risks of afib, how atrial fibrillation may cause a stroke, how afib may cause heart failure and how afib may cause additional heart rhythm problems.
  • 65. Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 66. Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 67. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is a condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.
  • 68. Treatment Options of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) How is atrial fibrillation treated? The American Heart Association explains the treatment for afib, afib medications, afib surgical procedures and afib non-surgical procedures.
  • 69. Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, also called afib or af, is a quivering heartbeat or irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. The American Heart Association explains your risk for atrial fibrillation or afib, the symptoms of atrial fibrillation or afib, diagnosis of atrial fibrillation or afib, treatment of atrial fibrillation or afib, and much more.
  • 70. Joining Forces for Atrial Fibrillation Patients The American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society today announce a collaboration with the Get With The Guidelines©-AFIB Program.


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We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

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Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%