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.
Protect the NIH from Sequestration
Sequestration: Mandatory budget cuts that will seriously reduce NIH research funding and deprive Americans with heart disease and stroke of the innovative treatments they desperately need and deserve.
Heart and Stroke Statistical Updates - Populations
What is heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease? The American Heart Association explains various cardiovascular conditions and heart conditions, the causes of heart disease, the symptoms of heart disease, the prevention of heart disease, the diagnosis of heart disease the treatment of heart disease and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.11/14/13 3:41 PM
Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals
The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
Tedy Bruschi advocates, on behalf of the American Stroke Association, to raise awareness and inspire fellow stroke survivors.
Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that knowing your family history is very important when it comes to understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke, but having a family history of it does not mean it is imminent that you will get it too.
Inflammation and Heart Disease
The American Heart Association explains that although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on blood pressure, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, monitoring blood pressure, preeclampsia, systolic, diastolic, risk of high blood pressure, tretment of high blood pressure, prevention of high blood pressure, lower blood pressure
York County Go Red For Women Event
The American Heart Association volunteers from York County are planning an evening filled with informative breakout sessions, spectacular auction items and a heart-healthy meal.
Harlem Go Red For Women Educational Forum
Outreach event to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases & stroke, remove race & ethnicity barriers, provide education & tools for action--all enlisting the women of Harlem.
American Heart Ride
The 5th Annual American Heart Ride is a unique cycling experience and fundraising program to support the American Heart Association.
What are the signs of heart disease?
The American Heart Association explains that heart disease is a general term for several problems that, together, kill more Americans than anything else. Learn what to look out for.
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.
More Cardiovascular Conditions
The American Heart Association helps you learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
Measure Your Risks Posters
Hang this 17" x 22" poster in high-traffic areas to alert everybody to risk factors of heart disease and stroke. The poster is printed in English on one side, and Spanish on the reverse.
Stroke Survivors Workout Video
Stroke survivors should exercise! This video is a half-hour workout using flexibility and strengthening exercises. Most of the exercises can be done from a sturdy chair or wheelchair. Some are done standing, using a chair for support.
Sex After Stroke: Our Guide to Intimacy After Stroke
This brochure is our guide to intimacy after stroke. Sexual issues are among the most important in recovery, but they can be the hardest for stroke survivors and their partners to discuss. This booklet gives facts about fears and concerns, timing for resuming sexual activity, special physical challenges, sexual positions, alternative ways to make love, and more. Now updated with full-color realistic artwork.
Women, Heart Disease and Stroke
Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
Protect Your Heart in the Heat
Hot Weather and heart disease can be a dangerous combination. The american Heart Association explains the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke you should know if you have a cardiovascular condition before spending a day in the sun.
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.
Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that sleep apnea prevents restful sleep is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.
What is diabetes? The American Heart Association explains the difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, what causes type 2 diabetes, what is your risk for type 2 diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, how diabetes is treated, medications for diabetes, how to monitor diabetes and how to prevent diabetes.
Why Blood Pressure Matters
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.
What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association has information about Atrial Fibrillation, quivering heart, Bradycardia, slow heart rate, Conduction Disorders, Premature contraction, early heart beat, Tachycardia, fast beat, Ventricular Fibrillation, fluttering heart, Rhythm Disorders, treatment of arrhythmia, symptoms of arrhythmia, diagnosis of arrhythmia, monitoring the heart, and much more.
Types of Arrhythmia in Children
What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association explains that arrhythmia refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses, such as atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, conduction disorders, rhythm disorders, ventricular fibrillation, premature contractions and more.
911 Warnings Signs of a Heart Attack
Symptoms of a heart attack from the American Heart Association Warning signs of a stroke. Warning signs of cardiac arrest. signs of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack.
Go Red York Event
Join the festivities and help fight heart disease and stroke at the American Heart Association's 2012 Go Red York Event.
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.
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 2011-2012 Expenditures
Public Health Education: 39.1%
Professional Education & Training: 14.0%
Community Services: 5.1%
Management & General: 7.9%
American Heart Association Diversity Report
Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.
We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.