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Results for ' heart disease'
  • Results 91 - 100 of about 125

  • 91. Options for Heart Valve Replacement Learn about the different types of heart valve replacement - most commonly the aortic valve and mitral valves.
  • 92. Travel and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains that traveling to a faraway place doesn?t need to be off limits because you have heart disease or are a caretaker of someone who has had a cardiac event like heart attack or stroke.
  • 93. Diabetes What is diabetes? The American Heart Association explains the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, what causes type 2 diabetes, what is your risk for type 2 diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, how diabetes is treated, medications for diabetes, how to monitor diabetes and how to prevent diabetes.
  • 94. Healthy Living Goals for Heart Valve Patients Read articles for a strong recovery from heart valve treatment, download patient hand outs, and cheer yourself on as you reach your healthy living goals.
  • 95. Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.
  • 96. Protect NIH Funding Sequestration: Mandatory budget cuts that will seriously reduce NIH research funding and deprive Americans with heart disease and stroke of the innovative treatments they desperately need and deserve.
  • 97. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents and Caretakers The American Heart Association offers tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood obesity.
  • 98. Go Red Por Tu Corazón empowers Latinas On average, Latinas are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than other women and high-profile Go Red Por Tu Corazona luncheons held recently in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas are helping reverse that trend.
  • 99. Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
  • 100. About Heart Attacks What is a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains myocardial infarction, also called heart attack.


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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%