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  • 41. Help For Heart Failure Caregivers Becoming a caregiver for someone with heart failure requires a long-term commitment of time and energy. The American Heart Association believes as a caregiver, you need a plan and you need support.
  • 42. Living with Heart Failure Brochure This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 43. Living with Heart Failure Brochure (Spanish/English) This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 44. Rise Above HF: Get Social Let's Rise Above Heart Failure! Nearly six million Americans live with heart failure. But even small changes can add up to big results and fuller lives. Join us by showing your support. It's easy!
  • 45. What is Heart Failure? The American Heart Association explains heart failure (HF), sometimes called congestive heart failure (CHF), as a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Learn more.
  • 46. Heart Failure Personal Stories The American Heart Association provides these personal stories of people living with heart failure.
  • 47. Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement What does ejection fraction measure? The American Heart Association explains ejection fraction as a measurement of heart failure.
  • 48. Warning Signs of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the most common signs and symptoms of heart failure and explains why they occur and describes how to recognize them.
  • 49. Get With The Guidelines®-CAD American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-CAD Home Page
  • 50. Preparing for Accountability: Managing Cost and Quality in Heart Failure Join us for a free monthly web conference series designed to help hospital providers navigate the road blocks of heart failure and manage cost and quality in the new decade.


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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%