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  • 11. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and how to monitor, treat and prevent high blood pressure.
  • 12. The Facts About High Blood Pressure What is hypertension or high blood pressure? High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.
  • 13. High Blood Pressure and Women The American Heart Association explains higher risk for high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in women including birth control and high blood pressure, pregnancy and preeclampsia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), toxemia of pregnancy and menopause and high blood pressure.
  • 14. Thank you for checking your blood pressure Congrats! Your BP Check has been counted towards the World Hypertension Day goal
  • 15. Know Your Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.
  • 16. Causes of High Cholesterol High cholesterol can be inherited (familial hypercholesterolemia) or the result of poor lifestyle choices. Learn what you can do today.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Resistant Hypertension - High Blood Pressure That's Hard to Treat Resistant hypertension is when patients cannot control their blood pressure despite the use of a diuretic and at least two other blood pressure medicines
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. What is High Blood Pressure? What is high blood pressure? What is hypertension? The American Heart Association explains that High blood pressure, also known as HBP, hypertension or the "silent killer" is a widely misunderstood medical condition.


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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%