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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. Learn About Get With The Guidelines-HF Learn about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. Heart Failure in Children and Adolescents The American Heart Association explains heart failure in children and adolescents.
  • 15. Advanced Heart Failure When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, difficult decisions must be made. The American Heart Association explains advanced heart failure and shared decision making.
  • 16. Causes of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the causes for heart failure and conditions that can lead to it.
  • 17. Medications Used to Treat Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the medications for heart failure patients. Heart failure patients may need multiple medicines as each one treats a different heart failure symptom.
  • 18. Flu and Pneumonia Prevention The American Heart Association explains the risks of flu and pneumonia for those with heart disease.
  • 19. Recognition from Get With The Guidelines®-HF Hospitals that participate actively and consistently in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure are eligible for public recognition. It's an opportunity to hone a competitive edge in the marketplace by providing tangible evidence of commitment to quality care.
  • 20. Types of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure(HFrEF), diastolic failure (HFpEF), right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF).


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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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%



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