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  • 21. Commonly Asked Questions About Children and Heart Disease A pediatric cardiologist answers common questions about children and heart disease
  • 22. Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
  • 23. Single Ventricle Defects The American Heart Association explains several types of single ventricle defects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, and tricuspid atresia in children and adults.
  • 24. Congenital Heart Defects Personal Stories Hear personal stories from survivors with congenital heart defects and their families.
  • 25. Care and Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects The American Heart Association explains the Care and Treatment for adults and children with Congenital Heart Defects including Surgical procedures, Cardiac catheterizations, Heart transplants, Preparing children for surgery, Feeding Tips, Children's special needs, Physical activity for those with congenital heart defects and Recommendations for heart health.
  • 26. Recommendations for Heart Health The American Heart Association explains that if you have congenital heart disease, it's very important for you to follow the "healthy-heart recommendations" for diet and activity.
  • 27. Arrhythmias and Congenital Defects The American Heart Association explains the link between arrhythmias and congenital defects.
  • 28. 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 pumpkin decorating, live music, crafts and a chance for families to connect with one another.
  • 29. Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
  • 30. The American Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation To help further lifesaving research for congenital heart defects, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and The Children?s Heart Foundation (CHF) are joining forces to help tackle the world?s number one birth defect: CHDs.


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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
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%