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  • 71. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 72. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about BMI The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about body mass index or BMI.
  • 73. Managing Your Medicines The American Heart Association has information for cardiac rehab patients on managing and taking medications.
  • 74. Trust and Estates Trust and Estates ad for brochures including a sample pack
  • 75. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.
  • 76. Peripheral Angiogram The American Heart Association explains that a peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. The test is also called a peripheral arteriogram.
  • 77. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 78. Holiday Stress? Try Our Top 5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season The American Heart Association recommends that you fight holiday stress by staying heart-healthy with these tips.
  • 79. Recognizing Roadblocks in Weight Loss The American Heart Association knows that keeping extra weight off can be as challenging as losing it. Learn to recignize your roadblocks so you can move past them.
  • 80. Heart-Check Research and Publications Heart-healthy grocery shopping is easy when you your patients look for the American Heart Association's Heart Check mark on the food label in the grocery store. Check out the research and publications.


Our Mission

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
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%