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  • 21. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 22. Understanding & Controlling Your High Blood Pressure Brochure (Spanish/English) Este folleto explica cuáles factores de riesgo se pueden controlar, y cuáles no. Tiene información sobre la dieta, el ejercicio y los medicamentos.
  • 23. Life's Simple 7® | Manage Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that managing blood pressure is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood pressure.
  • 24. Why High Blood Pressure is a "Silent Killer" The American Heart Association explains why high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is called the "silent killer," and how to monitor your blood pressure.


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%