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  • 41. Who is at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)? Are you at risk for atrial fibrillation? Who is at risk for afib? The American Heart Association explains who is at risk for atrila fibrillation or afib and the risk factors for afib.
  • 42. 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.
  • 43. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 44. Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.
  • 45. 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.
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. 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.
  • 48. Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 49. Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, also called afib or af, is a quivering heartbeat or irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. The American Heart Association explains your risk for atrial fibrillation or afib, the symptoms of atrial fibrillation or afib, diagnosis of atrial fibrillation or afib, treatment of atrial fibrillation or afib, and much more.
  • 50. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works


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2015-2016 Expenditures

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  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%