HeartCode PALS Part 1
HeartCodeŽ PALS Part 1 provides computer-based lessons that uses eSimulation technology so students ?virtually? assess and formulate treatment for pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest patients.
What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?
What is peripheral artery disease or commonly called PAD? Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure raise your risk of developing PAD, but not many people who have those common conditions know what PAD is?
A Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation or PAC?
Peter Culver began to notice fluttering sensations in his chest, especially when he was lying down at night just before falling asleep. Fearing he was on the verge of a heart attack, he made an appointment with his physician right away.
Why PAD Matters
The American Heart Association explains why peripheral artery disease, PAD, is a life-threatening condition that can be managed or even reversed with proper care.
Understand Your Risk for PAD
The American Heart Association explains the risks of peripheral artery disease or PAD. Age increases the risk of PAD. Other factors include smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol.
About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
The American Heart Association explains peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a type of occlusive disease that affects the arteries outside the heart and brain. The most common cause is atherosclerosis -- fatty buildups in the arteries.
What Is Excessive Blood Clotting (Hypercoagulation)?
The American Heart Association explains excessive blood clotting, also known as hypercoagulation, as blood clots form too easily or don?t dissolve properly and travel through the body limiting or blocking blood flow. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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.