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  • 61. Atrial Fibrillation in Children Atrial fibrillation is very rare in children. The American Heart Association explains what to do if your child has been diagnosed with afib.
  • 62. AFib Resources For Patients & Professionals Find afib resources for patients and healthcare professionals, plus a list of FAQs about atrial fibrillation.
  • 63. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 64. Introducing the Get With The Guidelines-AFIB Ablation Feature Introducing the new Get With The Guidelines-AFIB ablation feature, coming this December.
  • 65. 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
  • 66. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 67. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 68. Heart Valve Surgery Goals When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
  • 69. Treatment and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation The American Heart Association explains the treatment of AFib and prevention of atrial fibrillation.
  • 70. What is TAVR? Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or TAVR.


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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • 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

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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • 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

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • 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%