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  • 51. Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Depression - Stroke ...... A stroke is a brain attack, they told me. I lost almost 2 million brain cells for every minute I stroked. And I certainly felt fuzzy. ... Others-Understand-Post-Stroke-Depression/

  • 52. 911 Warnings Signs of a Heart Attack... strokes in progress, reducing disability and saving lives. But to be effective, these drugs must be given relatively quickly after heart attack or stroke ... eart-Attack_UCM_305346_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 53. Physical Activity... Saving Strokes, a golf therapy program developed and run by the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association/American Stroke ... LivingAfterStroke/PhysicalActivity/Physical-Activity_UCM_310896_Article.jsp le.jsp

  • 54. Target: Stroke Publications and Media... Target: Stroke Publications and Media. Updated:Jul 12,2017. Effect of the Use of Ambulance-Based Thrombolysis on Time ... oke/Target-Stroke-Publications-and-Media_UCM_470388_Article.jsp

  • 55. Tedy's Team Turns 10: A Stroke on the Ice - Stroke ...... Dansereau, a friend of Tedy's and survivor of two strokes, gave her ... heart while working on cognitive and emotional issues resulting from her stroke. ... am-Turns-10-A-Stroke-on-the-Ice/

  • 56. Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke... Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke. Updated:Mar 16,2018. Is heart disease or stroke in your family? If so, your risk may be higher. ... /Family-History-and-Heart-Disease-Stroke_UCM_442849_Article.jsp

  • 57. STROKE | Trending Topics May 2018... RELEASED,dOutDate=null,docSSFileName=UCM_501700_STROKE-Trending- Topics-May-2018.jsp,docTitle=STROKE | Trending Topics May ... STROKE-Trending-Topics-May-2018.jsp

  • 58. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2017 Update... Archive. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2017 Update. The 2017 Update of Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics includes: ... Heart-Disease-and-Stroke-Statistics---2017-Update.jsp

  • 59. Get With The Guidelinesо-Stroke... Get With The Guidelinesо-Stroke. ... Banner 4 - Banner with medtronic logo Download Our New Acute Ischemic Stroke Toolkit Now. ... t-With-The-Guidelines-Stroke_UCM_306098_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 60. For Stroke Family Caregivers... For Stroke Family Caregivers. Support Network Banner Image. Caregivers Deserve Our Appreciation. ... Subscribe to Stroke Connection. ... lyCaregivers/For-Stroke-Family-Caregivers_UCM_308560_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 61. Working before and after stroke is good for brain health ...... Adult stroke patients who are employed prior to and after suffering strokes are more likely than unemployed adults to have healthier minds two ... before-and-after-stroke-is-good-for-brain-health/

  • 62. Together to End Stroke... About 80 percent of strokes are preventable. ... Learn how to spot a stroke and get help FAST Watch this FAST Parody Music Video to learn the signs. ... ndStroke/Together-to-End-Stroke_UCM_448718_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 63. Symptoms of a Stroke in Women - Go Red for Women... she was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke, followed by a second stroke three days later ... The strokes were a wake-up call to take her health more ... _disease_in_women/symptoms-of-a-stroke/

  • 64. Stroke deaths on the rise for Americans - Stroke Connection ...... About 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year, but 80 percent of strokes are preventable through lifestyle changes, according to the CDC. ... eaths-on-the-Rise-for-Americans/

  • 65. AHA/ASA Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative... STEPS TO HELP AVOID ANOTHER STROKE, Clot-related strokes are largely preventable, even if you've already had one. ... icStrokeInitiative/Medtronic-Cryptogenic-Stroke-Initiative_UCM_473504_SubHomePage.jsp _SubHomePage.jsp

  • 66. How Having a Stroke Changed My Outlook on Life - Stroke ...... walk to help raise funds and awareness of the work of Different Strokes, a UK-based charity that supports the recovery of young stroke survivors. ... ng-a-Stroke-Changed-My-Outlook-on-Life/

  • 67. Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)... Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN). ... International Stroke Conference 2019. Nursing Symposium: Feb. ... ntificCouncils/UCM_320474_Council-on-Cardiovascular-and-Stroke-Nursing-CVSN.jsp g-CVSN.jsp

  • 68. Recovery Resource Page for Patients... Things Caregivers Should Know After a Loved One Has Had a Stroke; 2 What Is an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)? 3 Ischemic Strokes (Clots); 4 ... y-Resource-Page-for-Patients_UCM_496025_Article.jsp

  • 69. You Bet It's Stressful - Stroke Connection Magazine - Summer ...... It also enrolled nine pediatric stroke patients between 7 and 18 years. The children had experienced their strokes in either 2013 or 2014. ... Its-Stressful/

  • 70. Stroke in Adolescents - Stroke Connection Magazine - Spring ...... Colorado Pediatric Stroke: Parent Support Group. ... and advocacy for families impacted by the range of outcomes of all types of pediatric strokes. ... n-Adolescents/

  • 71. Support Group Finder... Welcome to our national stroke support group registry. To find a group near you, simply enter your ZIP code and a mile radius. ... inder.jsp

  • 72. AHA/ASA Acute Ischemic Stroke Initiative... Ischemic Stroke (AIS) Regarding Endovascular Treatment, the stroke treatment landscape changed the way large vessel/ severe strokes should be ... emicStrokeToolkit/AHAASA-Acute-Ischemic-Stroke-Initiative_UCM_485512_SubHomePage.jsp SubHomePage.jsp

  • 73. More stroke patients eligible for crucial treatments under new ...... strokes, recent surgery or spinal tap were not eligible, Powers said. The guidelines also recommend video consultation to hospitals without stroke ... oke-patients-eligible-for-crucial-treatments-under-new-guidelines/

  • 74. Horses, Music May Boost Stroke Recovery - Stroke ...... improvements are still possible, even years after a stroke, using motivating ... 123 Swedish men and women who had suffered strokes 10 months to ... ic-May-Boost-Stroke-Recovery/

  • 75. Regular Exercise May Lessen Stroke Severity - Stroke ...... The sedentary mice, who were 80 human years when they had a stroke, experienced large, severe strokes and lost a lot of brain tissue or collaterals ... ercise-May-Lessen-Stroke-Severity/

  • 76. Heart-and-Stroke-Encyclopedia... Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia. Knowledge starts here. ... opedia_UCM_445084_ContentIndex.jsp?levelSelected=1

  • 77. High Blood Pressure, AFib and Your Risk of Stroke... Consider this: About three out of four people who have a stroke for the ... condition called atrial fibrillation — is present in about one out of five strokes. ... a/High-Blood-Pressure-AFib-and-Your-Risk-of-Stroke_UCM_443852_Article.jsp .jsp

  • 78. Stopping daily aspirin increases heart attack, stroke risk ...... is part of the daily routine to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But for those who don't stick to that routine, the rate of heart attacks, strokes or deaths ... -daily-aspirin-increases-heart-attack-stroke-risk/

  • 79. Facts, Causes, Risks and Prevention of Stroke - Go Red for ...... Facts, Causes, Risks and Prevention of Stroke. Because stroke is the No. 5 cause of ... What is a stroke? A stroke happens ... _disease_in_women-sub-category/facts-causes-risks-prevention-stroke/

  • 80. American Heart Association Spotlight... Stroke Work-up: The Role of Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring. TOPIC SUMMARY. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is ... e-Work-up-Atrial-Fibrillation.jsp

  • 81. American Heart Association Spotlight... Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: New Concepts, Treatments, and Challenges. TOPIC SUMMARY. Anticoagulation ... n_UCM_468540_Article.jsp

  • 82. MIND diet slows cognitive decline in stroke survivors - Stroke ...... MIND diet slows cognitive decline in stroke survivors. By American Heart Association Newsroom. ... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. ... t-slows-cognitive-decline-in-stroke-survivors/

  • 83. Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms... Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms. Updated:May 11,2017. ... Find Stroke Care Near You. Find your nearest stroke certified hospital. ... -Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_451207_Article.jsp

  • 84. Post-Stroke Rehabilitation... Post-Stroke Rehabilitation. Updated:Nov 22,2016. Rehabilitation is probably one of the most important phases of recovery for many stroke survivors. ... ngIndependence/PhysicalChallenges/Post-Stroke-Rehabilitation_UCM_310447_Article.jsp 47_Article.jsp

  • 85. Sex After Stroke... Sex After Stroke. Updated:Nov 9,2016. ... Like many stroke survivors, you may have questions: Will I have another stroke during sex? ... ngIndependence/PhysicalChallenges/Sex-After-Stroke_UCM_464261_Article.jsp .jsp

  • 86. Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat - Stroke Survivor Tim Podell... Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat - Stroke Survivor Tim Podell. Updated:Nov 28,2012. ... The day after the equipment arrived, he had an ischemic stroke. ... tionalStories/Pulling-a-Rabbit-Out-of-a-Hat---Stroke-Survivor-Tim-Podell_UCM_310785_Article.jsp ell_UCM_310785_Article.jsp

  • 87. What is Pediatric Stroke? Infographic... American Stroke Association Together To End Stroke. Local Info Languages Careers Volunteer Donate. Search. ... What is Pediatric Stroke? ... ldren/What-is-Pediatric-Stroke-Infographic_UCM_466477_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 88. Atherosclerosis & Stroke — Go Red For Women... Atherothrombotic stroke is the most common stroke. ... However, most embolic strokes are due to blood clots that form during atrial fibrillation and ... _disease_in_women-sub-category/atherosclerosis-stroke/

  • 89. Unexpected Consequences - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. ... ed-Consequences/

  • 90. Starting a Stroke Group... And everybody has a good time. Specialized Groups. “Strokes are like fingerprints,” says stroke survivor Candace Howerton. ... ortGroupLeaders/StartingaStrokeGroup/Starting-a-Stroke-Group_UCM_310895_Article.jsp 95_Article.jsp

  • 91. Rehabbing Body & Mind - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... Rehabbing Body & Mind. Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke. ... Edit ModuleShow Tags Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. ... g-Body-Mind/

  • 92. Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Fatigue - Stroke ...... Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Fatigue. By Jon Caswell. ... Edit ModuleShow Tags Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. ... Others-Understand-Post-Stroke-Fatigue/

  • 93. Hidden Stroke Risk Factors for Women... to Steven J. Kittner, MD, director of the Maryland Stroke Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. “But strokes can affect ... ngRisk/Hidden-Stroke-Risk-Factors-for-Women_UCM_310403_Article.jsp

  • 94. Alcohol and Heart Health... of 100-proof spirits.) Drinking more alcohol increases such dangers as alcoholism, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, breast cancer, suicide and ... n/Alcohol-and-Heart-Health_UCM_305173_Article.jsp

  • 95. Prevent Another Stroke... with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to support our efforts and help stroke survivors prevent additional strokes. ... herStroke/Prevent-Another-Stroke_UCM_496208_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 96. Strokes, Strikes & Spares - Stroke Connection Magazine ...Stroke Connection Mag /; Spring 2015 /; Strokes, Strikes & Spares. Strokes, Strikes & Spares. By David Layton. Some years ... Strikes-Spares/

  • 97. National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research... National Coalition for Heart and Stroke Research. ... To increase public awareness about the importance of heart and stroke research. ... /National-Coalition-for-Heart-and-Stroke-Research_UCM_428347_Article.jsp jsp

  • 98. Stroke survivors could gain the most from new blood pressure ...... “The potential to reduce mortality and recurrent stroke is immense, because more than half of all strokes are attributable to uncontrolled high blood ... t-from-new-blood-pressure-guidelines

  • 99. American Heart Association and American Stroke Association ...... American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Linking Policy. Updated:Jan 10,2017. Thank you for your ... nd-American-Stroke-Association-Linking-Policy_UCM_303551_Article.jsp

  • 100. What Are My Risks For Getting Heart Disease InfographicThe American Heart Association asks three simple questions to help you understand and determine your risk of heart disease. Getting-Heart-Disease-Infographic_UCM_443749_SubHomePage.jsp

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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

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  • 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%