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  • 21. Signs of a Heart Attack Brochure This easy-to-read brochure emphasizes the warning signs of a heart attack. It gives readers clear directions for what to do if symptoms are present, including the most important of all: Call 911!
  • 22. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) The American Heart Association explains that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to create detailed pictures of organs and structures inside your body. It can be used to examine your heart and blood vessels, and to identify areas of the brain affected by stroke.
  • 23. Cardiac Event Recorder The American Heart Association explains what a cardiac event monitor is and its uses.
  • 24. Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different? People often use the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. The American Heart Association explains the difference between the two and what to do in each case.
  • 25. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test The American Heart Association explains a Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test.
  • 26. Aspirin, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure presents the latest American Heart Association science on aspirin therapy for the prevention of heart disease and stroke, as well as its use in acute event treatment.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. Radionuclide Ventriculography or Radionuclide Angiography (MUGA Scan) The American Heart Association explains a Radionuclide Ventriculography or Radionuclide Angiography (MUGA Scan).
  • 29. Invasive Tests and Procedures The American Heart Association explains the various invasive tests and cardiac procedures for heart patients such as Blood Tests, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography, TEE and Electrophysiologic Tests.
  • 30. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) The American Heart Association explains single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).


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
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%