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  • 1. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure (Spanish/English) Empower patients to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke with this complete, easy-to-read resource based on new prevention guidelines. This booklet defines each of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke and provides guidance for managing those that can be controlled: cholesterol, physical inactivity, blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes. It also emphasizes four key numbers for patients to know to treat their risk: total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI. It encourages patients to discuss their risk with their healthcare providers to determine the best treatment options.
  • 2. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 3. Commit to be Fit Brochure Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 4. Sex After Stroke Brochure: Our Guide to Intimacy After Stroke This brochure is our guide to intimacy after stroke. Sexual issues are among the most important in recovery, but they can be the hardest for stroke survivors and their partners to discuss. This booklet gives facts about fears and concerns, timing for resuming sexual activity, special physical challenges, sexual positions, alternative ways to make love, and more. Now updated with full-color realistic artwork.
  • 5. Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol (Spanish brochure) Guidelines for understanding and controlling your cholesterol.
  • 6. About Your Bypass Surgery Brochure This brochure offers bypass patients information and reassurance, explaining in positive terms why surgery is performed and how it works. It takes a careful look at pre-op procedures, the healing process, home recovery, and how exercise will help patients regain strength.
  • 7. Sex and Heart Disease Brochure This brochure addresses resumption of sex after a heart attack or heart surgery, possible effects of medication, and several myths and misconceptions regarding sex and heart disease.
  • 8. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke and provides information on medications, including the anticoagulant warfarin - one of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 9. Understanding Stroke Brochure: Are You at Risk? This brochure provides a concise overview to help people understand the types of stroke and identify risk factors, especially those that pertain to them. Patients learn which risk factors can be treated, modified or controlled and which cannot. Key points are provided to help people recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 10. Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity Brochure Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity


Our Mission

Community

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 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

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%