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  • 51. Rise Above Heart Failure: Rita Owens' Story Read how Rita Owens and her daughter Queen Latifah have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 52. Common Tests for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the common tests for heart failure and the procedures for diagnosing heart failure.
  • 53. Types of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure, diastolic failure, right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF).
  • 54. Heart Failure Tools & Resources The American Heart Association offers these tools and resources to help you manage your heart failure.
  • 55. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 56. Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement What does ejection fraction measure? The American Heart Association explains ejection fraction as a measurement of heart failure.
  • 57. Advanced Heart Failure When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, difficult decisions must be made. The American Heart Association explains advanced heart failure and shared decision making.
  • 58. Diagnosing Heart Failure Learn how heart failure is diagnosed.
  • 59. 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!
  • 60. Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the lifestyle changes that heart failure patients can make to improve their quality of life.


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We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable 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 bikable 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%