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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy lifestyle habits, encourage cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, manage cardiovascular disease by recommending lifestyle modifications, and meet the special needs of underserved and minority markets.
  • 4. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 5. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life CheckŪ assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 6. Your Heart Valve Surgery Brochure This brochure give patients a helpful overview of heart valve surgery so they can understand and discuss options with their healthcare provider. Explains how heart valves work, disorders, repairs (TAVR, Ross Procedure) and mechanical and biological replacement options. Also describes pre- and post-op procedures, in-hospital and at-home recovery, living with a new heart valve, and more.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Your Heart and Anticoagulants Brochure This booklet gives an overview of the benefits of anticoagulant drug therapy, providing appropriate precautions for patients. Includes a medication tracking chart.
  • 9. Warning Signs of Stroke Brochure - Spanish Edition 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.
  • 10. Understanding Stroke Brochure (Spanish/English) This brochure provides a clear, concise overview of stroke, including major breakthroughs in treatment. It includes simple definitions of each risk factor and indicates which ones can and cannot be changed. It also gives patients and caregivers easy-to-remember steps to help them recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.


Our Mission

Community

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

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

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%