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  • 11. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure: Our guide to reducing your risk This brochure defines each of the risk factors leading to heart attack or stroke and clearly explains American Heart Association recommendations.
  • 12. Living with Disability After Stroke Brochure Enhanced with relevant information from Stroke Connection Magazine, this booklet helps stroke survivors and caregivers with activities of daily living such as personal care, bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. Also includes home and transfer safety information as well as suggestions for keeping active and physical rehabilitation.
  • 13. Sex After Stroke Brochure: Our Guide to Intimacy After Stroke This brochure is our guide to intimacy after stroke. Sexual issues are among the most important in recovery, but they can be the hardest for stroke survivors and their partners to discuss. This booklet gives facts about fears and concerns, timing for resuming sexual activity, special physical challenges, sexual positions, alternative ways to make love, and more. Now updated with full-color realistic artwork.
  • 14. After Your Heart Attack Brochure: Our guide to help you recover This brochure answers the myriad questions patients have after a heart attack. It provides an overview of why heart attacks occur, and the lasting physical effects. Also includes sections on returning to work, depression, family members? emotions, and reducing risk factors to prevent recurrent events.
  • 15. Innocent Heart Murmurs Brochure Calm parents' fears about murmurs with this brief but informative brochure. It reassures parents that an innocent murmur is a normal condition that doesn't indicate a disease, require medication, or put any restrictions on a child's normal activities or development.
  • 16. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Having diabetes significantly raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. This booklet addresses why diabetes is a risk factor, and how weight management, nutrition and physical activity can help manage it.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. High Blood Pressure and Stroke Brochure This brochure alerts readers to the fact that high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. It provides clear directions for treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of first or recurrent stroke.
  • 19. Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy Brochure Provides an overview of the benefits of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drug therapy, including appropriate precautions for patients. Newly revised, the guide now includes more comprehensive information on treatment to prevent blood clots. Expanded information includes data on new anticoagulant medication options and the addition of content on antiplatelet agents and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The guide also includes important information on usage considerations and side effects, as well as a medication tracker.
  • 20. Heart-Healthy Recipes for People with Diabetes Booklet Healthy eating is key to managing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This 52-page recipe booklet contains a collection of 37 delicious recipes to help people with diabetes establish an eating plan.


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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%



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