Get Your Local Info

Find out what is happening at your local American Heart area
Results for ' heart defect'
  • Results 41 - 50 of about 76

  • 41. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
  • 42. Post Surgery Milestones: Managing Your Mood, Expectations and Goals Often people who are getting ready for major surgery have a whirlwind of details to juggle. Most people don?t stop to think about how they can help themselves feel good emotionally during their recovery.
  • 43. About Congenital Heart Defects The American Heart Association explains congenital heart disease and congenital heart defects in adults and children.
  • 44. Understand Your Risk for Congenital Heart Defects The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk for Congenital Heart Defects by explaining some of the known and unknown causes.
  • 45. Personal Stories The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. What is TAVR? Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or TAVR.
  • 48. Heart Valve Problems and Causes If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.
  • 49. Congenital Heart Defects What is a congenital heart defect? The American Heart Association offers information about congenital heart defect, the risk of congenital heart defects in adults and children, the types of congenital heart defects, the symptoms of congenital heart defects, the diagnosis of congenital heart defects, the treatment of congenital heart defect and caring for those with congenital heart defects.
  • 50. Heart Valve Disease Risks, Signs and Symptoms The American Heart Association provides information on the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease as well as who is at risk.


Our Mission

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%