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  • 71. Cholesterol Personal Stories Real patients share their experiences with lowering their cholesterol levels.
  • 72. Hyperlipidemia The American Heart Association explains that if you have too many lipids ? or fats ? in the blood that's called hyperlipidemia. Learn what you can do.
  • 73. Cholesterol Medications The American Heart Association explains the different cholesterol medications for lowering high cholesterol including Statins, HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, Selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors, Resins, bile acid sequestrant, bile acid-binding drugs, Lipid-Lowering Therapies.
  • 74. About Cholesterol What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association helps you understand your cholesterol levels, what is good cholesterol what is bad cholesterol, the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol, and more.
  • 75. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 76. What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean What do HDL and LDL cholesterol levels mean? The American Heart Association explains healthy cholesterol levels and what your tryglyceride level and total cholesterol levels mean.
  • 77. Common Misconceptions about Cholesterol The American Heart Association common misconceptions regarding cholesterol levels.
  • 78. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 79. Recipes for Cholesterol Management Healthy recipes from The American Heart Association to help you manage your cholesterol.
  • 80. Keep Track of Your Heart Health The American Heart Association provides this list of downloadable resources and tools for your heart health.


Our Mission

Community

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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable 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 bikable 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%