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  • 21. Understanding Stroke Brochure: Are You at Risk? This brochure provides a concise overview to help people understand the types of stroke and identify risk factors, especially those that pertain to them. Patients learn which risk factors can be treated, modified or controlled and which cannot. Key points are provided to help people recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. 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.


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%