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  • 51. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents and Caretakers The American Heart Association offers tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood obesity.
  • 52. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 53. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Having diabetes significantly raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. This booklet addresses why diabetes is a risk factor, and how weight management, nutrition and physical activity can help manage it.
  • 54. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 55. Disability Benefits and Health Insurance Options | Heart Disease and Stroke The American Heart Association explains Disability benefits and health insurance options for the disabled with heart disease or stroke.
  • 56. Join Kids With Heart Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story. At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story. If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you. Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process. Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke!
  • 57. Heart Valves and Circulation To fully understand your valve condition or the problems you or your loved one may be facing, it helps to understand the basics of heart valves and circulation.
  • 58. Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
  • 59. How to Help Prevent Heart Disease - At Any Age The American Heart Association explains how to prevent heart disease in your 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond. Here's how!
  • 60. Heart Valve Surgery Goals When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.


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American Heart Association
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%