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  • 1. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure (Spanish/English) Empower patients to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke with this complete, easy-to-read resource based on new prevention guidelines. This booklet defines each of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke and provides guidance for managing those that can be controlled: cholesterol, physical inactivity, blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes. It also emphasizes four key numbers for patients to know to treat their risk: total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI. It encourages patients to discuss their risk with their healthcare providers to determine the best treatment options.
  • 2. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 3. Commit to be Fit Brochure Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 4. Sex After Stroke Brochure: Our Guide to Intimacy After Stroke This brochure is our guide to intimacy after stroke. Sexual issues are among the most important in recovery, but they can be the hardest for stroke survivors and their partners to discuss. This booklet gives facts about fears and concerns, timing for resuming sexual activity, special physical challenges, sexual positions, alternative ways to make love, and more. Now updated with full-color realistic artwork.
  • 5. Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol (Spanish brochure) Guidelines for understanding and controlling your cholesterol.
  • 6. About Your Bypass Surgery Brochure This brochure offers bypass patients information and reassurance, explaining in positive terms why surgery is performed and how it works. It takes a careful look at pre-op procedures, the healing process, home recovery, and how exercise will help patients regain strength.
  • 7. Sex and Heart Disease Brochure This brochure addresses resumption of sex after a heart attack or heart surgery, possible effects of medication, and several myths and misconceptions regarding sex and heart disease.
  • 8. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke and provides information on medications, including the anticoagulant warfarin - one of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 9. Understanding Stroke Brochure: Are You at Risk? This brochure provides a concise overview to help people understand the types of stroke and identify risk factors, especially those that pertain to them. Patients learn which risk factors can be treated, modified or controlled and which cannot. Key points are provided to help people recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 10. Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity Brochure Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity
  • 11. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure (Spanish) This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of one's diet. It recommends healthy foods to substitute for unhealthy ones, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily guidelines for fat intake. A convenient reference everyone should keep right next to the refrigerator!
  • 12. Losing Weight the Healthy Way (Brochure) The basics of weight management, in just a few easy-to-read pages. Includes information on how to develop a healthy eating plan, select and prepare food, and become more physically active.
  • 13. Tips for Eating Out Brochure An excellent tool for heart-healthy dining! This brochure provides ordering ideas for the following food categories: Cajun, Chinese, Family Style, Fast Food, French, Greek/Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Steakhouse, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, and more.
  • 14. Changes in Behavior and Emotions After Stroke Brochure This brochure is our guide to understanding how a stroke can emotionally and physically affect behavior. It details the different effects of right-brain and left-brain strokes on behavior. It provides information on all common behavior changes.
  • 15. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Caring for Stroke Survivors (Brochure) A ?best of? collection of articles and information on caring for stoke survivors from the American Stroke Association?s award-winning Stroke Connection® magazine. Great for hospitals, doctors? offices and rehabilitation centers.
  • 16. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices Brochure This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 17. Just Move: Our guide to physical activity (Spanish) Brochure Este folleto informa sobre la actividad fisica, ofrece estrategias para incorporarla en su rutina diaria (incluso si usted no es atleta) y alienta al lector a establecer metas de actividad fisica.
  • 18. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management (Brochure) Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 19. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Preventing Another Stroke Information from Stroke Connection Magazine and current medical research addresses common risk factors of recurrent stroke.
  • 20. After Your Heart Attack Brochure (Spanish) Este folleto contesta muchas de las preguntas de los pacientes que han sufrido un ataque al corazon, explica como ocurren los ataques cardiacos y sus secuelas fisicas.
  • 21. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 22. Are You at Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke? (Brochure) A quick, convenient way to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke. It helps readers determine where to focus their efforts to reduce their risk.
  • 23. Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure
  • 24. Warning Signs and Actions: Our Guide to Quick Action (Spanish) This brochure provides information on how acting quickly can save lives by emphasizing three key steps: Know the warning signs, Call 9-1-1, Give CPR.
  • 25. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure (Spanish) This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke. It overviews the causes, symptoms and some of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 26. Your Heart Valve Surgery Brochure This brochure give patients a helpful overview of heart valve surgery so they can understand and discuss options with their healthcare provider. Explains how heart valves work, disorders, repairs (TAVR, Ross Procedure) and mechanical and biological replacement options. Also describes pre- and post-op procedures, in-hospital and at-home recovery, living with a new heart valve, and more.
  • 27. Living with Disability After Stroke Brochure Enhanced with relevant information from Stroke Connection Magazine, this booklet helps stroke survivors and caregivers with activities of daily living such as personal care, bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. Also includes home and transfer safety information as well as suggestions for keeping active and physical rehabilitation.
  • 28. For Your Children: Our Guide (Spanish) Our guide to help you safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke
  • 29. Aspirin, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure presents the latest American Heart Association science on aspirin therapy for the prevention of heart disease and stroke, as well as its use in acute event treatment.
  • 30. Innocent Heart Murmurs Brochure Calm parents' fears about murmurs with this brief but informative brochure. It reassures parents that an innocent murmur is a normal condition that doesn't indicate a disease, require medication, or put any restrictions on a child's normal activities or development.


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%