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  • 21. Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack or Stroke Early warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, if these signs are present call 9-1-1
  • 22. Study probes ultra-early brain saving treatment FAST-MAG -- a first of its kind study into reaching stroke patients ultra-early with brain saving treatment -- was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • 23. Stroke Task Force tours UC Irvine lab High-level volunteers serving on the Western States Affiliate Stroke Task Force met recently at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The group?s first session of FY 2014-15 was hosted by Task Force Chair Steven Cramer, M.D.
  • 24. Saving Strokes RSVP Form Register for a Saving Strokes or Golf Fore Health event near you!
  • 25. 6th Annual New York Stroke Conference This program is designed to educate stroke healthcare professionals on current research findings and clinical standards of stroke management and treatment. Providing an opportunity for general discussion and collaboration regarding state stroke care initiatives.
  • 26. Populations Heart and Stroke Statistical Updates - Populations
  • 27. Health Insurance Marketplace Information The American Heart Association helps explain the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the need for health insurance.
  • 28. Health Insurance Marketplace Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplaces with this infographic.
  • 29. Hawaii volunteers are state stroke champions Kazuma Nakagawa, M.D., and Matthew A. Koenig, M.D., are champions for the most appropriate and up-to-date stroke treatment guidelines in the state of Hawaii. Both have advanced our Get With The Guidelines® ? Stroke module at The Queen?s Medical Center Neuroscience Institute,
  • 30. Collaborative center at UCLA focuses on preventing and treating stroke With Stroke Month approaching in May, it is important to focus attention on cutting-edge stroke research underway at the Center of Excellence in Stroke Collaborative Research at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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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%