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  • 11. 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.
  • 12. Detection of a Heart Defect in the Fetus The American Hart Association explains that a structural heart defect or rhythm disorder in the fetus has significant implications for pregnancy management, delivery planning, and diagnosis of abnormalities in other organs.
  • 13. Ebstein's Anomaly The American Heart Association explains Ebstein's Anomaly in children and adults.
  • 14. Personal Stories The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
  • 15. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery The American Heart Surgery explains how to prepare children for heart surgery including Blood Transfusions, Talking to Your Child About Their Surgery, In the Operating Room, In the Intensive Care Unit, Further Hospital Care and Taking Care of Your Child at Home.
  • 16. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 17. Congenital Heart Defects Surgery The American Heart Association explains how to prepare for Congenital Heart Defects Surgery for adults and children.
  • 18. CHD's Impact on Females The American Heart Association explains the impact of congenital heart defects on females including menstruation, birth control, pregnancy and a mother's risk of passing on the heart defect to her baby.
  • 19. Honor Your Heart Hero for CHD Awareness Week Celebrate the heart heroes in your life by changing your social media profile or cover image for CHD Awareness Week.
  • 20. Caring for the Care Taker Sabrina Dodd learned to be an advocate for her sons at an early age, she was just 21 when her son Dakota was born. Weighing in at 9 pounds, he received a clean bill of health. But at five weeks old he was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis (a heart murmur).

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  • 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

American Heart Association
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%