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  • 61. Top 10 Excuses Used to Overindulge - and How to Take Control The American Heart Association helps you take a bite out of these top 10 excuses that people overindulge or overeat.
  • 62. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 63. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 64. Suggested Servings from Each Food Group The American Heart Association explains the suggested servings from each food group.
  • 65. 50 Years of Fats This white paper from the American Heart Association highlights the evolution of the recommendations for dietary fat intake over that time, showing the organization?s devotion to scientific evidence and its consistency over the years.
  • 66. 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.
  • 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. Healthy Heart Quizzes The American Heart Association offers these heart-health quizzes to test your knowledge of heart attack, sodium, high blood pressure, diabetes, physical activity, medication, fats, cholesterol.
  • 69. Atherosclerosis What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. The American Heart Association explains how atherosclerosis starts, how atherosclerosis is affected by high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and smoking, blood clots and thickened artery walls.
  • 70. 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.


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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 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%



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