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  • 11. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 12. High Blood Pressure in Children The American Heart Association answers questions about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in children including, what causes hypertension in children? What is the treatment for high blood pressure or HBP in children?
  • 13. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 14. Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore This classic Italian mainstay has been updated for today?s modern cook, and with less sodium.
  • 15. Four-Onion Dip Four-Onion dip recipe
  • 16. Beef Tagine This quick-cooking version of tagine, a Moroccan meat and vegetable stew slow-simmered with spices and served over couscous, uses cubes of tender steak that are browned, then reheated in the fragrant stew.
  • 17. Busy Parents and Caregivers Must Care for Themselves The American Heart Association explains that taking caring for yourself and being heart healthy is as important as caring for your loved ones.
  • 18. Colorful Tuna Pasta Salad Some of the best recipes are the simplest, as this flavorful main dish salad proves. You can eat it as soon as you make it or prepare it up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 19. Turkey Cutlets with Country Gravy Turkey Cutlets with Country Gravy
  • 20. Halibut with Green Onions and Ginger Quick and super-easy, this dish gets lots of flavor from the aromatic ingredients in the topping. Serve the fish with brown rice and your favorite green veggie for a healthful meal.


Our Mission

Community

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%