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  • 1. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 2. Numbers don't lie ?Numbers don?t lie,? notes one of our Latina volunteers. ?I finally found something that helps my family see that they need to take care of their health.? She is referring to Heart 360®, the American Heart Association on-line tool that helps people monitor blood pressure as part of their overall heart health, while also providing helpful advice and information.
  • 3. Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options The American Heart Association explains that having advanced heart failure does not mean you have run out of treatment options and shared decision making can help.
  • 4. My Healthcare Quality Map The next best thing to wiping heart disease and stroke off the map is putting quality healthcare onto it. Find recognized, accredited, and certified hospitals near you. Learn what recognitions, accreditations, and certifications tell you about quality healthcare. How your healthcare team can get involved in hospital quality programs. When to call 911. Learn hands-only CPR. Help save lives today.
  • 5. Manage Blood Pressure With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to manage blood pressure with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 6. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 7. When A Heart Murmur Signals Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 8. Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp Take the Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp!
  • 9. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 10. Science News Video: ESC 2010: Mariell Jessup on Sunday Hot Lines ESC Science News Video Page: Mariell Jessup Interview on Hot Lines presented Sunday, Aug. 29 at ESC Congress 2010.
  • 11. Train To End Stroke Train To End Stroke is a life-changing journey -- it's an adventure of courage, kindness and hope.
  • 12. What the American Heart Association Means to me volunteer voice, mary fastenau, leadership in action
  • 13. CPR Week builds momentum for lifesaving skills Nearly 17,000 people learned lifesaving skills during National CPR Week, June 1-7, across the Western States Affiliate. Training took place in a variety of ways ? from large scale events we held in conjunction with local agencies to families teaching themselves at home with our handy kits.
  • 14. Learning Library and Research OSO Landing Page: Research & Learning Library
  • 15. Extreme Obesity, And What You Can Do The American Heart Association explains that too much weight can take a toll on your body, especially your heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to get healthier ? and even losing a little body weight can start you on the right path.
  • 16. Heart-Check Mark: 1995 to Today The look of the Heart-Check mark has changed over the years, but you can you can trust that it always represents the sound science and expertise of the American Heart Association.
  • 17. 2014 Philadelphia Heart Ball 2014 Philadelphia Heart Ball
  • 18. Guidelines for Requests to Translate Materials Permission may be granted to translate AHA material if the request meets the listed criteria.
  • 19. Guidelines for Use Materials in Electronic Format Permission may be granted to use American Heart materials on third party websites with the listed caveats.
  • 20. Best Practices Center Data Management Best Practices Center Data Management
  • 21. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 22. Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn.
  • 23. Delicious Decisions: Cheddar Jack Chili Mac Cheddar Jack Chili Mac, American Heart Association Quick & Easy Meals
  • 24. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 25. Webinar: Cultural Competency - A Road Map to Advancing Health Equity This web conference is designed to provide medical professionals working with patients in the hospital and clinic-based environment with strategies that promote the delivery of inclusive and culturally competent health care.
  • 26. Marion's Story: Working for the Love of the Game Marion Godzik didn't let heart failure keep her from working back into an activity she loves - volleyball!
  • 27. Heart Valve Surgery Goals When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
  • 28. Support Student Initiatives in the SWA Donate $25 today to help student initiatives in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming
  • 29. New York State Stroke Conference 2012: Speaker Presentations Speakers presentations from the 2012 New York State Stroke Conference: Maximizing Stroke Quality of Care: Key Ingredients
  • 30. Making the Stroke Connection Annual Stroke Awards The American Stroke Association realizes the importance of recognizing individuals that help further our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Four awards are presented annually in Massachusetts at the Heart of Our Mission Awards event in September.
  • 31. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 32. Eat 3 or More Whole-Grain Foods Every Day The American Heart Association explains goal 2 of the 5 Goals for Eating Healthy is Eat 3 or More Whole-Grain Foods Every Day.
  • 33. Making the Stroke Connection: Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum This educational event will provide information and resources to the stroke survivor community through presentations, vendors and networking.
  • 34. Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
  • 35. Greater Boston Health Equity Local Programs Local programs in greater Boston around Health Equity.
  • 36. High-Protein Diets The American Heart Association doesn't recommend high-protein diets for weight loss. Learn more.
  • 37. Testing for Heart Valve Problems To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
  • 38. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Patient Management Tool Stroke Patient Management Tool
  • 39. New Hampshire Heart and Stroke Walk My Heart.My Life is the American Heart Association?s groundbreaking campaign to help Americans live healthier lifestyles by focusing on healthy living and creating healthy mindsets through a range of education, advocacy, and community efforts that reinforce the value of eating well and being physically active. My Heart. My Life will help the AHA to reach our 2020 impact goal of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association?s signature fundraising event, which promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The Heart Walk brings together companies, families and their teams to fight heart disease and stroke. Your company can enter one or several teams that walk and raise money together for the event. The camaraderie and friendly competition brings team members together for a very worthy cause. Companies and coworkers reap the many benefits of good health and teamwork including an increase in company pride leadership skills, community spirit and employee morale.
  • 40. Preparing for Accountability: Managing Cost and Quality in Heart Failure Join us for a free monthly web conference series designed to help hospital providers navigate the road blocks of heart failure and manage cost and quality in the new decade.
  • 41. Obesity Information What is obesity? The American Heart Association defines obesity and explains how obesity can affect your heart.
  • 42. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management (Brochure) Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 43. Heart-Check Mark for Food Manufacturers & Trade Associations Certify your hear-healthy products with the American Heart Association.
  • 44. Options and Considerations for Heart Valve Surgery Heart valve disease is not a condition that should be ignored when treatment is recommended. Learn about the risks associated with treatment.
  • 45. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.
  • 46. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 47. Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Patient Management Tool Resuscitation Patient Management Tool
  • 48. New Hampshire Youth Markets Contact us for information on Youth Market activities throughout New Hampshire!
  • 49. Understanding the American Obesity Epidemic What is obesity? The American Heart Association defines obesity and explains how obesity has become an epidemic and what we can do about it.
  • 50. Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 51. Managing Your Medicines The American Heart Association has information for cardiac rehab patients on managing and taking medications.
  • 52. Get With The Guidelines®-HF Patient Management Tool The American Heart Association's Patient Management Tool? (PMT) is an online, interactive assessment and reporting system, powered by Quintiles Real World & Late Phase Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quintiles can meet your data submission requirements while tracking and reporting on your hospital's performance at delivering guidelines-based treatment.
  • 53. Homemade Dressings and Marinades How to make homemadde dressings and marinades
  • 54. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains Goal 1 of the 5 Goals to Eating Healthy is to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • 55. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 56. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
  • 57. New Hampshire Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge The American Heart Association in New Hampshire--along with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and Executive Health & Sports Center--are seeking applicants for the life-changing, Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge.
  • 58. Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.
  • 59. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol Three simple steps: get tested, make a plan and follow your doctor's recommendations to manage your cholesterol.
  • 60. International Reviewer - ECC Programs International reviewers of American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training materials and documents provide critical review and volunteer hours.
  • 61. "Innocent" Heart Murmur Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 62. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 63. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems or valvular heart disease.
  • 64. Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
  • 65. Eating When Not Hungry The American Heart Association explains the different reasons why you may eat when you're not hungry, and how to control your binges.
  • 66. Peripheral Angiogram The American Heart Association explains that a peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. The test is also called a peripheral arteriogram.
  • 67. Fight Stress with Healthy Habits The American Heart Association helps you develop healthy habits to fight the effects of stress.
  • 68. Nancy Book's High Blood Pressure Story Losing weight information from The American Heart Association.
  • 69. 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 Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 70. Guidelines for ECC Use The American Heart Association grants permission to use algorithms, tables and illustrations from current ECC materials according to the fee schedule listed. The AHA no longer grants permission to use older black-and-white line drawing illustrations.
  • 71. Medications for Heart Valve Symptoms Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 72. Holiday Stress? Try Our Top 5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season The American Heart Association recommends that you fight holiday stress by staying heart-healthy with these tips.
  • 73. Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
  • 74. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 75. Central Maine Heart Walk Enjoy lots of fun activities, health screenings, food, music and more at the Central Maine Heart Walk at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn.
  • 76. What Is Stress Management? The American Heart Association explains that laughter, physical activity and thought-sorting can be effective stress-management techniques.
  • 77. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 78. 2015 Louisville Heart Ball 2015 Louisville Heart Ball
  • 79. Heart-Smart Shopping The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods in the grocery store or when dining out.
  • 80. Heart-Check Mark for Health Professionals Heart-healthy grocery shopping is easy when you your patients look for the American Heart Association's Heart Check mark on the food label in the grocery store.
  • 81. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices Brochure This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 82. Getting Healthy The American Heart Association's Getting Healthy website has information on nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, how to raise your kids healthier and also information on how to quit smoking. Learn how to lose weight, lower stress, eat healthy, stop smoking, get more exercise and teach kids how to live healthy.
  • 83. International Distributors The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes ECC training materials in several difference languages.
  • 84. Congenital Heart Defects Surgery The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.
  • 85. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 86. Science News Video: ESC 2010: Mariell Jessup ESC Science News Video Page: Mariell Jessup Interview on ESC & Why you should attend.
  • 87. Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 88. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works
  • 89. Chino Hills Teacher's Inspirational "Change Of Life" Diet and exercise worked for Laura. ?I used to stop by the drive-through and get a burger all the time. Now I can?t recall the last time I?ve done that.? She never intended to run marathons, her goal was to get into better shape to prolong life.
  • 90. Heart-Check Mark Logos The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark Food Certification logos.
  • 91. Dear Neighbor Campaign - A great way to get involved! Page about Dear Neighbor Campaign
  • 92. About PGR Partnership About Philly Goes Red
  • 93. Losing Weight and Getting Healthier The American Heart Association explains the risks associated with obesity and how you can get healthier and more active.
  • 94. Local Women Speaking Red to Fight Heart Disease Six local women are making it their mission to share their story and hope to inspire other women to care for their hearts. Be inspired by their stories!
  • 95. Post Surgery Milestones: Managing Your Mood, Expectations and Goals Often people who are getting ready for major surgery have a whirlwind of details to juggle. Most people don?t stop to think about how they can help themselves feel good emotionally during their recovery.
  • 96. Know Your Fats The American Heart Association explains the different types of fats. What are healthy fats? Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease.
  • 97. Stress Management Stress affects each of us in different ways. The American Heart Association offers advice on how to deal with stress.
  • 98. Making Trade-offs to Reduce Fat and Sugar The American Heart Association helps you learn to make trade-offs to reduce fat and sugar in your attempts to eat healthy or lose weight.
  • 99. Fashion With Compassion Fashion With Compassion
  • 100. 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.


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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

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%