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  • 11. Heart Valve Problems and Disease The American Heart Association explains how your heart valves work and any problems or disease your valves can acquire, including regurgitation, stenosis and prolapse.
  • 12. Heart Valve Disease Personal Stories Facing heart valve surgery can be a daunting task. Hear from other patients sharing their experience with heart valve surgery.
  • 13. "Innocent" Heart Murmur Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 14. About Heart Valves New to managing your heart valve condition? The American Heart Association encourages you to learn about how your heart works and how each of the valves function. When you understand the specifics of what your doctor or healthcare team is trying to evaluate and accomplish through treatment, you?ll be better equipped to help great decisions.
  • 15. Meet Christine Rekash - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Christine Rekash thought she was prepared for open-heart surgery to repair a failing mitral valve, but several complications following her procedure made her realize that she had to take one step at a time. She now works to raise awareness about heart health and offer support to other patients facing heart valve disorders as part of the American Heart Association?s Heart Valve Ambassador program.
  • 16. Meet Robert Epps - Inspired Volunteer Educator Read Robert's heart valve replacement story about his wake-up call and the gratitude that fuels his life and his mission today.


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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

American Heart Association
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%