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  • 21. How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
  • 22. Meet Mark Ridder - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Read about Mark's journey with heart valve disease, which began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
  • 23. Conditions_1454452641055 The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 24. Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
  • 25. Conditions_1467376798582 The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 26. Re-Union of Hearts For Lisa Satchfield, it was a stroke. For Debra North, it was heart disease. Lidia Morales experienced both.
  • 27. Roles of Your Four Heart Valves To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
  • 28. Can blood type predict your risk for heart disease? Maybe... original article page for simple science
  • 29. Sex and Heart Disease Is it safe to have sex after a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains the issues to consider when having sex with cardiovascular disease.
  • 30. Frequent fast-food eaters in Asia more likely to die of heart disease. original article page for simple science


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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%