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  • Results 91 - 100 of about 120

  • 91. High Blood Pressure, AFib and Your Risk of Stroke The American Heart Association explains the connection between high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and stroke.
  • 92. Stanislaus County Stroke Check Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Emanuel Medical Center are proud to support the American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life campaign.
  • 93. Health Threats From High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to damage to the coronary arteries, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection, atherosclerosis, Stroke, Kidney damage, Vision loss, Erectile dysfunction, Memory loss, Fluid in the lungs and Angina.
  • 94. National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research Webpage for the National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research
  • 95. Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon The American Heart Association's Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon--filled with fun and educational opportunities--is a great day to share with friends and family.
  • 96. Capital Region Heart Walk and Run Join thousands in the fight against heart disease and stroke!
  • 97. How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Stroke The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and defines the different types of strokes.
  • 98. Arrhythmia What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association has information about Atrial Fibrillation, quivering heart, Bradycardia, slow heart rate, Premature contraction, Tachycardia, fast beat, Ventricular Fibrillation, fluttering heart, Rhythm Disorders, treatment of arrhythmia, symptoms of arrhythmia, diagnosis of arrhythmia, monitoring the heart, and much more.
  • 99. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 100. Sex and Heart Disease Is it safe to have sex after a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains the issues to consider when having sex with cardiovascular disease.


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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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