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  • 61. Get Moving Tips for Caregivers The American Heart Association offers caregivers these tips to help you get regular physical activity keeping you fit for a job that can be physically and mentally draining.
  • 62. Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness The American Heart Association helps you break down common barriers to fitness by offering these simple solutions.
  • 63. Getting Active Getting active is easier than you think! Let the American Heart Association help with these tips!
  • 64. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 65. Ideas to Get Your Family Active The American Heart Association helps you get your whole family moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 66. Fitness Basics Let the American Heart Association help you make fitness a part of your daily routine to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • 67. Congenital Heart Defects and Physical Activity The American Heart Association explains that exercise has many benefits and should be a regular part of almost anyone's life including most people with congenital heart disease.
  • 68. How do beta blocker drugs affect exercise? The American Heart Association explains that beta blockers are designed to slow down your heartbeat, so how do they affect exercise?
  • 69. Walking Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's physical activity website offers recommendations on how to reduce your risk of heart disease and better 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 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%