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  • 1. Women wish doctors would discuss sex after heart attack original article page for simple science
  • 2. Alcohol and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains the damage that drinking alcohol can do to your heart.
  • 3. What Is Excessive Blood Clotting (Hypercoagulation)? The American Heart Association explains excessive blood clotting, also known as hypercoagulation, as blood clots form too easily or don?t dissolve properly and travel through the body limiting or blocking blood flow. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 911 Warnings Signs of a Heart Attack Symptoms of a heart attack from the American Heart Association Warning signs of a stroke. Warning signs of cardiac arrest. signs of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack.
  • 6. Dial Don't Drive Atlanta Dial Don't Drive Atlanta
  • 7. Death of a sibling can cause real heart ache original article page for simple science
  • 8. Stem cell homing signal may help treat heart failure patients original article page for simple science
  • 9. Heart Attack Recovery Where were you when you had your first heart attack? Don't wait for a second. Make preventing another heart attack your first priority. Learn how!
  • 10. Non-Invasive Tests and Procedures The American Heart Association explains the various non-invasive test and cardiac procedures, such as ECG, EKG, Electrocardio-graphy, Electrocardiogram, Ambulatory Electrocardiography, Holter Monitoring, Ambulatory ECG, Ambulatory EKG, Echocardiography, echocardiogram, Computer Imaging, Tomography, CT, CAT scan, EBCT, PET, DCA, DSA, MRI, SPECT, Exercise Stress Test and thallium stress test.
  • 11. High Blood Pressure and African Americans The American Heart Association helps explain why being African American raises your chances of having high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
  • 12. Men Breakfast is important for your heart original article page for simple science
  • 13. Cardioversion The American Heart Association explains cardioversion, why people have cardioversion, the risks, preparation and what happens before, during and after this text.
  • 14. Electrophysiology Studies (EPS) The American Heart Association explains Electrophysiology Studies (EPS).
  • 15. Warning Signs and Actions: Our Guide to Quick Action 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.
  • 16. Signs of a Heart Attack Brochure This easy-to-read brochure emphasizes the warning signs of a heart attack. It gives readers clear directions for what to do if symptoms are present, including the most important of all: Call 911!
  • 17. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) The American Heart Association explains that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to create detailed pictures of organs and structures inside your body. It can be used to examine your heart and blood vessels, and to identify areas of the brain affected by stroke.
  • 18. Cardiac Event Recorder The American Heart Association explains what a cardiac event monitor is and its uses.
  • 19. Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different? People often use the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. The American Heart Association explains the difference between the two and what to do in each case.
  • 20. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test The American Heart Association explains a Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Radionuclide Ventriculography or Radionuclide Angiography (MUGA Scan) The American Heart Association explains a Radionuclide Ventriculography or Radionuclide Angiography (MUGA Scan).
  • 24. Invasive Tests and Procedures The American Heart Association explains the various invasive tests and cardiac procedures for heart patients such as Blood Tests, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography, TEE and Electrophysiologic Tests.
  • 25. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) The American Heart Association explains single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
  • 26. Cardiac Computed Tomography (Multidetector CT, or MDCT) The American Heart Association explains Cardiac Computed Tomography, multidetector CT, or MDCT.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. After Your Heart Attack Brochure: Our guide to help you recover This brochure answers the myriad questions patients have after a heart attack. It provides an overview of why heart attacks occur, and the lasting physical effects. Also includes sections on returning to work, depression, family members? emotions, and reducing risk factors to prevent recurrent events.
  • 30. 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.


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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

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%