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Results for ' congenital heart defect'
  • Results 31 - 40 of about 56

  • 31. 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.
  • 32. Symptoms & Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects The American Heart Association explains the Symptoms & Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects in adults and children.
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. Connecticut Little Heart Hero Day The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking.
  • 36. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 37. Maine's Little Heart Hero Day Little Heart Hero Day in Maine for families affected by congenital heart defects. This family-friendly event will feature fun kids activities and a chance for families to connect with one another.
  • 38. Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic stenosis (or AS) is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Learn how it affects the heart valve and what you can do about it.
  • 39. Congestive Heart Failure and Congenital Defects The American Heart Association explains congestive heart failure, which can occur in children and adults with congenital heart defects.
  • 40. Options for Heart Valve Replacement Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.


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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
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%