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  • 51. How Do I Address My Concerns About Cardiac Rehab? If you recently experienced a cardiac event or surgery but have not participated in a cardiac rehab program, it?s time to find out why. Cardiac rehabilitation is so important and beneficial, yet fewer than 20 percent of eligible patients participate.
  • 52. Register or Find a System of Care Register or Find a System of Care
  • 53. Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention The American Heart Association offers these lifestyle changes to prevent heart attack including quitting smoking, good nutrition, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, being physically active, losing weight, managing diabetes, reducing stress and limiting alcohol.
  • 54. Inflammation and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains that although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response.
  • 55. Patient Information Sheets: Heart Attack Patient information sheets related to heart attack
  • 56. Holter Monitor The American Heart Association explains what a Holter Monitor is and its uses.
  • 57. Carla Leonard: "That AED Saved My Life" Carla was 43 when she experienced what felt like ?a brain freeze to the chest? during the morning pledge. She went into sudden cardiac arrest. Read her story of survival brought to you by the American Heart Association.
  • 58. Cardiac Catheterization The American Heart Association explains that cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath or heart cath) is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working.
  • 59. Acute Coronary Syndrome The American Heart Association explains that acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella term for situations where the blood supplied to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked such as heart attack and unstable angina.
  • 60. Volunteer Helps Usher in New Era of Research Jacqueline Alikhaani, a long-time American Heart Association volunteer and PCORI ambassador has a great interest in seeing this collaboration work. Her husband?s main heart artery was 90 percent blocked before it was detected, narrowly avoiding a massive heart attack.


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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%