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  • 51. 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
  • 52. 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.
  • 53. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Members Rise Above Heart Failure is a nationwide awareness initiative that aims to change the course of heart failure in America through awareness, education and support. The Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment.
  • 54. Congestive Heart Failure and Congenital Defects The American Heart Association explains congestive heart failure, which can occur in children and adults with congenital heart defects.
  • 55. Conditions The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 56. Managing Heart Failure Symptoms The American Heart Association explains how to manage your heart failure symptoms and the importance of tracking your symptoms.
  • 57. 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.
  • 58. Heart Failure The American Heart Association wants to help you Rise Above Heart Failure (HF). Find out the warning signs of heart failure, also called congestive heart failure (CHF), learn about ejection fraction, and how to treat and manage your HF.
  • 59. Diagnosing Heart Failure Diagnosing heart failure is a combination of reporting systems, certain tests being performed and perhaps measuring your ejection fraction.
  • 60. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Rise Above Heart Failure is a nationwide awareness initiative that aims to change the course of heart failure in America through awareness, education and support. The Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment.


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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%