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  • 11. Congenital Heart Defects and Physical Activity The American Heart Association explains that exercise has many benefits and should be a regular part of almost anyone's life including most people with congenital heart disease.
  • 12. Detection of a Heart Defect in the Fetus The American Hart Association explains that a structural heart defect or rhythm disorder in the fetus has significant implications for pregnancy management, delivery planning, and diagnosis of abnormalities in other organs.
  • 13. Ebstein's Anomaly The American Heart Association explains Ebstein's Anomaly in children and adults.
  • 14. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery The American Heart Surgery explains how to prepare children for heart surgery including Blood Transfusions, Talking to Your Child About Their Surgery, In the Operating Room, In the Intensive Care Unit, Further Hospital Care and Taking Care of Your Child at Home.
  • 15. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 16. Congenital Heart Defects Surgery The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.
  • 17. CHD's Impact on Females The American Heart Association explains the impact of congenital heart defects on females including menstruation, birth control, pregnancy and a mother's risk of passing on the heart defect to her baby.
  • 18. Caring for the Care Taker Sabrina Dodd learned to be an advocate for her sons at an early age, she was just 21 when her son Dakota was born. Weighing in at 9 pounds, he received a clean bill of health. But at five weeks old he was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis (a heart murmur).
  • 19. Congenital Heart Defects Tools and Resources The American Heart Association offers these congenital heart defect tools and resources.
  • 20. Pediatric Cardiomyopathies Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies


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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
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%