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  • 11. Medication or Lifestyle Changes for Pre-diabetes Learn what is best, medication or lifestyle changes, for people at the pre-diabetes stage.
  • 12. Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) How do you prevent atrial fibrillation? The American Heart Association explains the best strategies for preventing afib, how to reduce your risk of complications associated with atrial fibrillation and how to to prevent or reduce your risk for stroke.
  • 13. Cardiac Rehabilitation Angina Log The American Heart Association offers this angina log to record your angina symptoms (chest pain) helping to show what angina is like for you and how your angina pattern changes over time. The log helps your doctor regulate your medicines and decide on future treatments.
  • 14. Life's Simple 7 for Kids The American Heart Association offers these great tips on keeping your kids heart healthy with Life's Simple 7.
  • 15. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 16. Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
  • 17. Aspirin and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy to help prevent heart attacks for heart disease patients.
  • 18. Kawasaki Disease: Complications, Treatment and Prevention Complications, treatment and prevention of Kawasaki Disease in children.
  • 19. Understand Your Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack What is your risk for a heart attack and how can you prevent one? The American Heart Association explains the major risk factors for heart disease and coronary artery disease and steps you can take to reduce your risk.
  • 20. Prevention and Treatment for Pre-diabetes Learn ways to lower your blood sugar other than taking medication.


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%