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  • 1. Get With The Guidelines-HF Toolbox Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Toolbox
  • 2. Heart failure or not you are paying for it original article page for simple science
  • 3. Potassium The American Heart Association explains potassium and its importance in heart health.
  • 4. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Request To Join The Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment. Join us!
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 7. Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance Badges The Rise Above Heart Failure Alliance will work to address issues such as policy changes, healthcare system improvements and patient awareness and empowerment. Members can download a badge here.
  • 8. Conditions_1454452641055 The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 9. Conditions_1467376798582 The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 10. A couple cups of joe may reduce heart failure risk. original article page for simple science
  • 11. Stem cell homing signal may help treat heart failure patients original article page for simple science
  • 12. Best Practices Center Heart Failure Best Practices Center Heart Failure
  • 13. Rise Above Heart Failure: Queen Latifah's Story Read how Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 14. Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Home Page
  • 15. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets that cover a range of cardiovascular conditions including angina, arrhythmia, atrial fibrilation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and heart failure.
  • 16. Your Cardiac Catheterization Brochure This brochure describes how this important procedure is used to examine the heart to measure pressure, take pictures of the arteries bringing blood to the heart, and assess heart function. It also includes detailed illustrations.
  • 17. Heart Failure Summit Find materials and resources from our Heart Failure Summit
  • 18. Learn About Get With The Guidelines-HF Learn about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
  • 19. Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the risks for heart failure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. Heart Failure in Children and Adolescents The American Heart Association explains heart failure in children and adolescents.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Advanced Heart Failure When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, difficult decisions must be made. The American Heart Association explains advanced heart failure and shared decision making.
  • 24. Causes of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the causes for heart failure and conditions that can lead to it.
  • 25. Medications Used to Treat Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the medications for heart failure patients. Heart failure patients may need multiple medicines as each one treats a different heart failure symptom.
  • 26. Flu and Pneumonia Prevention The American Heart Association explains the risks of flu and pneumonia for those with heart disease.
  • 27. Recognition from Get With The Guidelines®-HF Hospitals that participate actively and consistently in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure are eligible for public recognition. It's an opportunity to hone a competitive edge in the marketplace by providing tangible evidence of commitment to quality care.
  • 28. Rise Above Heart Failure Toolkit Use American Heart Association tools and resources to empower your patients living with heart failure.
  • 29. Rise Above Heart Failure: Rita Owens' Story Read how Rita Owens and her daughter Queen Latifah have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 30. Types of Heart Failure The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure(HFrEF), diastolic failure (HFpEF), right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF).


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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

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  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
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American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

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  • 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%