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  • 41. How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to heart failure.
  • 42. Help For Heart Failure Caregivers Becoming a caregiver for someone with heart failure requires a long-term commitment of time and energy. The American Heart Association believes as a caregiver, you need a plan and you need support.
  • 43. Heart Failure Summit Find materials and resources from our Heart Failure Summit
  • 44. Treatment Options for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains what can be done to treat heart failure whether by medication, lifestyle changes or surgery.
  • 45. Heart Failure Tools & Resources The American Heart Association offers these tools and resources to help you manage your heart failure.
  • 46. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 47. Diagnosing Heart Failure Diagnosing heart failure is a combination of reporting systems, certain tests being performed and perhaps measuring your ejection fraction.
  • 48. Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Home Page
  • 49. Causes and Risks for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the causes of heart failure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
  • 50. Heart Failure Guidelines Toolkit Guidelines-based care is at the center of improved outcomes for heart failure patients. Our new toolkit makes it easier for healthcare professionals in the post-acute setting to understand and use the latest evidence-based heart failure treatment guidelines.


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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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