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  • 71. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
  • 72. 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.
  • 73. Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.
  • 74. Congenital Heart Defects Personal Stories Hear personal stories from survivors with congenital heart defects and their families.
  • 75. Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic stenosis (or AS) is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Learn how it affects the heart valve and what you can do about it.
  • 76. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 77. Deepak Srivastava: Saving Lives Through Research Genetic researcher Deepak Srivastava shares how he saves lives through American Heart Association research funds.


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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%