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  • 11. Your Cardiac Catheterization Brochure This brochure describes how this important procedure is used to examine the heart to measure pressure, take pictures of the arteries bringing blood to the heart, and assess heart function. It also includes detailed illustrations.
  • 12. Living with Heart Failure Brochure This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 13. Potassium The American Heart Association explains potassium and its importance in heart health.
  • 14. Diagnosing Heart Failure Learn how heart failure is diagnosed.
  • 15. Types of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure, diastolic failure, right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure.
  • 16. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Request To Join The Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment. Join us!
  • 17. Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making The American Heart Association explains some of the barriers to shared decision making for advanced heart failure and solutions to overcome them.
  • 18. Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the risks for heart failure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
  • 19. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Rise Above Heart Failure is a nationwide awareness initiative that aims to change the course of heart failure in America through awareness, education and support. The Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment.
  • 20. Heart Failure Questions to Ask Your Doctor The American Heart Association recommends these questions to ask your doctor if you have heart failure.


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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%