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  • 11. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure (Spanish) This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke. It overviews the causes, symptoms and some of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 12. Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters Why is Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) a Problem? The American Heart Association explains the consequences of atrial fibrillation, the causes of afib, the risks of afib, how atrial fibrillation may cause a stroke, how afib may cause heart failure and how afib may cause additional heart rhythm problems.
  • 13. About Arrhythmia What is an arrhythmia? The American Heart Association explains that arrhythmia refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses, such as atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, conduction disorders, rhythm disorders, ventricular fibrillation, premature contractions and more.
  • 14. High Blood Pressure, Afib and Your Risk of Stroke The American Heart Association explains the connection between high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and stroke.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. ARAMIS: Addressing Real-world Anticoagulant Management Issues in Stroke The Addressing Real-world Anticoagulant Management Issues in Stroke (ARAMIS) registry is designed to provide important and timely insight into the management of acute stroke patients who are on novel oral anticoagulants in community practice.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 19. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke and provides information on medications, including the anticoagulant warfarin - one of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 20. 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.


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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 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

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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%