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  • 51. Types of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure(HFrEF), diastolic failure (HFpEF), right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF).
  • 52. 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.
  • 53. Diagnosing Heart Failure Diagnosing heart failure is a combination of reporting systems, certain tests being performed and perhaps measuring your ejection fraction.
  • 54. 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.
  • 55. Heart Failure Guidelines Toolkit Guidelines-based care is at the center of improved outcomes for heart failure patients. Our new toolkit makes it easier for healthcare professionals in the post-acute setting to understand and use the latest evidence-based heart failure treatment guidelines.
  • 56. Devices and Surgical Procedures to Treat Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains devices and procedures used to treat heart failure, such as valve replacement, defibrillator implantation and left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
  • 57. Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement What does ejection fraction measure? The American Heart Association explains ejection fraction as a measurement of heart failure.
  • 58. Health Threats From High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to damage to the coronary arteries, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection, atherosclerosis, Stroke, Kidney damage, Vision loss, Erectile dysfunction, Memory loss, Fluid in the lungs and Angina.
  • 59. 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.
  • 60. Classes of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the classes of heart failure. Doctors usually classify patients' heart failure according to the severity of their symptoms.


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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 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

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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%