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  • 1. Get With The Guidelines-HF Toolbox Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Toolbox
  • 2. Heart failure or not you are paying for it original article page for simple science
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Potassium The American Heart Association explains potassium and its importance in heart health.
  • 5. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Request To Join The Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment. Join us!
  • 6. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Rise Above Heart Failure is a nationwide awareness initiative that aims to change the course of heart failure in America through awareness, education and support. The Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Members Rise Above Heart Failure is a nationwide awareness initiative that aims to change the course of heart failure in America through awareness, education and support. The Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment.
  • 9. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 10. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Badges The Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment. Members can download a badge here.
  • 11. Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the lifestyle changes that heart failure patients can make to improve their quality of life.
  • 12. A couple cups of joe may reduce heart failure risk. original article page for simple science
  • 13. Stem cell homing signal may help treat heart failure patients original article page for simple science
  • 14. Living with Heart Failure Brochure This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 15. Best Practices Center Heart Failure Best Practices Center Heart Failure
  • 16. Living with Heart Failure Brochure (Spanish/English) This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 17. Congestive Heart Failure and Congenital Defects The American Heart Association explains congestive heart failure, which can occur in children and adults with congenital heart defects.
  • 18. Flu and Pneumonia Prevention The American Heart Association explains the risks of flu and pneumonia for those with heart disease.
  • 19. Rise Above Heart Failure: Queen Latifah's Story Read how Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 20. Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Home Page
  • 21. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets that cover a range of cardiovascular conditions including angina, arrhythmia, atrial fibrilation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and heart failure.
  • 22. How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to heart failure.
  • 23. Your Cardiac Catheterization Brochure This brochure describes how this important procedure is used to examine the heart to measure pressure, take pictures of the arteries bringing blood to the heart, and assess heart function. It also includes detailed illustrations.
  • 24. 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, heart valve disease, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, tools, resources
  • 25. Conditions The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 26. Heart Failure Summit Find materials and resources from our Heart Failure Summit
  • 27. Heart Failure Tools & Resources The American Heart Association offers these tools and resources to help you manage your heart failure.
  • 28. Learn About Get With The Guidelines-HF Learn about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
  • 29. Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the risks for heart failure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
  • 30. Managing Heart Failure Symptoms The American Heart Association explains how to manage your heart failure symptoms and the importance of tracking your symptoms.


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We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

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  • 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

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American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

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