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  • 61. Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
  • 62. Devices for Arrhythmia The American Heart Association explains the implantable devices used to treat arrhythmias, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD and artificial pacemaker.
  • 63. Other Heart Rhythm Disorders The American Heart Association explains other rhythm disorders such as Adams-Stokes disease, bundle branch block, long Q-T syndrome, and Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
  • 64. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Caring for Stroke Survivors (Brochure) A ?best of? collection of articles and information on caring for stoke survivors from the American Stroke Association?s award-winning Stroke Connection® magazine. Great for hospitals, doctors? offices and rehabilitation centers.
  • 65. Lehigh Valley & Northeast Division & Staff Listing Lehigh Valley & Northeast Division & Staff Listing
  • 66. Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
  • 67. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure (Spanish/English) Empower patients to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke with this complete, easy-to-read resource based on new prevention guidelines. This booklet defines each of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke and provides guidance for managing those that can be controlled: cholesterol, physical inactivity, blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes. It also emphasizes four key numbers for patients to know to treat their risk: total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI. It encourages patients to discuss their risk with their healthcare providers to determine the best treatment options.
  • 68. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 69. Tips for Eating Out Brochure An excellent tool for heart-healthy dining! This brochure provides ordering ideas for the following food categories: Cajun, Chinese, Family Style, Fast Food, French, Greek/Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Steakhouse, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, and more.
  • 70. Types of Replacement Heart Valves If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.


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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
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%