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  • 11. About Your Bypass Surgery Brochure This brochure offers bypass patients information and reassurance, explaining in positive terms why surgery is performed and how it works. It takes a careful look at pre-op procedures, the healing process, home recovery, and how exercise will help patients regain strength.
  • 12. Just Move: Our guide to physical activity (Spanish) Brochure Este folleto informa sobre la actividad fisica, ofrece estrategias para incorporarla en su rutina diaria (incluso si usted no es atleta) y alienta al lector a establecer metas de actividad fisica.
  • 13. Sex and Heart Disease Brochure This brochure addresses resumption of sex after a heart attack or heart surgery, possible effects of medication, and several myths and misconceptions regarding sex and heart disease.
  • 14. Warning Signs of Stroke Brochure This easy-read brochure provides basic information about stroke warning signs and what do if any of them occur. Written at a lower reading level (4th grade) to better address underserved populations, the brochure also introduces F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) as an easy way to identify symptoms and take fast action.
  • 15. Are You at Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke? (Brochure) A quick, convenient way to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke. It helps readers determine where to focus their efforts to reduce their risk.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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.


Our Mission

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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%