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  • 71. 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
  • 72. How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Kidney Damage or Failure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can cause kidney damage that can lead to kidney failure.
  • 73. Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home The American Heart Association explains how to keep track of your blood pressure levels at home in addition to regular measurements taken at a healthcare professional's office. Download the American Heart Association's blood pressure tracker chart to help monitor your blood pressure at home.
  • 74. What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure? The American Heart Association explains the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, also called hypertension and the "silent killer" because it generally has no symptoms.
  • 75. Why High Blood Pressure is a "Silent Killer" The American Heart Association explains why high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is called the "silent killer," and how to monitor your blood pressure.
  • 76. Find High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Find tools to manage your high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • 77. Causes of High Cholesterol High cholesterol can be inherited (familial hypercholesterolemia) or the result of poor lifestyle choices. Learn what you can do today.
  • 78. Shaking Your Salt Habit Brochure: Reducing sodium to lower blood pressure This brochure provides a checklist for assessing current consumption, identifies high- and low-sodium foods, profiles a wide range of alternative seasonings and the foods they can be used with. It also gives strategies for dining out, and more.
  • 79. High Blood Pressure Brochure This easy-to-understand, tri-fold brochure provides information on what high blood pressure is, how it affects the cardiovascular system, the absence of symptoms, and how it is treated.
  • 80. Hypertensive Crisis: When You Should Call 9-1-1 for High Blood Pressure What is hypertensive crisis? The American Heart Association explains if your systolic blood pressure is over 180 or your diastolic blood pressure is over 110, you could be having an hypertensive crisis and should seek medical attention immediately.


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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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%