Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Treatments and Tests
The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets with information about a range of tests and treatments for cardiovascular conditions and tips on disease management, recovery and taking medication.
What is heart failure? Heart Failure, also called congestive heart failure, is when the heart can't keep up with its workload. The American Heart Association has information on the warning signs of heart failure, types of heart failure, classes of heart failure, signs of heart failure, diagnosis of heart failure, prevention of heart failure and treatment of heart failure.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Attack
The American Heart Association explains the heart disease symptoms which may lead to a heart attack such as Undue fatigue, Palpitations, Dyspnea and chest pain such as angina pectoris or unstable angina. Also learn how a heart attack is diagnosed and the various cardiac tests and cardiac procedures for heart attack diagnosis.
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.
Heart Attack Recovery FAQS
The American Heart Association offers answers to frequently asked questions about recovering from heart attack such as How long will you need to rest after my heart attack? When can you go back to work after a heart attack? Is it normal to feel so depressed after a heart attack? Is chest pain normal after a heart attack? Why is cardiac rehabilitation important after a heart attack? Why are lifestyle changes important after a heart attack? What treatments will I need after my heart attack? What about sex after a heart attack?
Bradycardia | Slow Heart Rate
The American Heart Association explains bradycardia as the medical term for a heart rate that's too slow, a heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute (BPM) in adults.
Western States Affiliate Volunteers
Welcome to our Western States Affiliate Volunteer Hub! We want this to be a space for Volunteers to find all the information they need. We appreciate your willingness to join us in our mission and want to make your volunteer time as easy as possible. A one stop shop where volunteers can Learn CPR, Health Fair info, Share Your Story, Join local events, Take Action and advocate, Become a Leader, Connect with others, Donate their assets and more.
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.
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