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  • 1. American Stroke Association û Building healthier lives, free of ...... Preventing stroke icon Preventing Stroke. 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. Learn how to minimize your risk. Stroke treatment icon ...

  • 2. Stroke Connection Magazine | American Heart Association ...... 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 ...

  • 3. American Heart Association - Building healthier lives, free of ...... one. 02132018 Budget Deal Heart and stroke patients will have more access to treatment under new legislation. Hearty ...

  • 4. Stroke and Neuroscience... Stroke and Neuroscience. Loading the player... ... Stroke & Neuroscience Science NewsView All Stroke & Neuroscience Science News. ... ... uroscience/UCM_475310_Stroke-and-Neuroscience.jsp

  • 5. About Stroke... About Stroke. SRC Prevention Banner. What is Stroke? ... HBP 2017 Campaign Prevent Stroke Widget. TIA and Stroke: Medical Emergencies. ... e_UCM_308529_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 6. Power To End Stroke |... How Not to Have A Stroke Let's talk. About one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another one. Fortunately, most strokes can be preventable. ...

  • 7. Stroke Notes... 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 ...

  • 8. When Stroke Affects the Thalamus - Stroke Connection ...... Very large strokes in the thalamus can cause many problems. ... "Fortunately, the brain's wiring has a degree of plasticity, and if the stroke is only in ... oke-Affects-the-Thalamus/

  • 9. Stroke Family Warmline... Bleeds); 7 Stroke Treatments; 8 Brain Stem Stroke; 9 Ischemic Strokes (Clots); 10 Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke (Dysphagia). SupportYouAreNotAlone/StrokeFamilyWarmline/Stroke-Family-Warmline_UCM_310894_Article.jsp _310894_Article.jsp

  • 10. When Survivors Are Hurting: Understanding Post-Stroke Pain ...... It affects 8 percent to 10 percent of survivors. No particular type of stroke causes CPS, rather strokes in particular areas of the brain do. ... vivors-Are-Hurting-Understanding-Post-Stroke-Pain/

  • 11. Brain Stem Stroke... Risk factors for brain stem stroke are the same as for strokes in other areas of the brain: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, atrial ... roke/Brain-Stem-Stroke_UCM_310771_Article.jsp

  • 12. American Stroke Month 2017 |... Share: Most strokes are preventable. ... It's a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. Stroke Month. Take the Quiz NOW. ... ican-stroke-month-2017/

  • 13. What to Expect in Stroke Rehab - Stroke Connection ...... What to Expect in Stroke Rehab. By Jon Caswell. ... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. ... pect-in-Stroke-Rehab/

  • 14. When Stroke Affects the Temporal Lobe - Stroke Connection ...... If only one is injured by a stroke, the circuits may get scrambled a little ... Anderson identified the most common deficits from TL strokes as visual field ... oke-Affects-the-Temporal-Lobe/

  • 15. Ischemic Strokes (Clots)... View a detailed animation of ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes occur as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. ... ke/IschemicClots/Ischemic-Strokes-Clots_UCM_310939_Article.jsp

  • 16. Brain Stem Stroke... two types of hemorrhagic strokes are intracerebral (within the brain) hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a ... ke/HemorrhagicBleeds/Hemorrhagic-Strokes-Bleeds_UCM_310940_Article.jsp p

  • 17. Taking the Stage for Aphasia - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... Two million people in this country have aphasia after their strokes. ... Did John think that five years after a severe stroke, still limping with a cane and ... he-Stage-for-Aphasia/

  • 18. What Happens Next? - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... What Happens Next? Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. By Jon Caswell. ... Understanding Common Post-Stroke Medications. ... pens-Next-Making-the-Best-Decisions-at-Discharge-After-Stroke/

  • 19. FAST Stroke Resources |... FAST Stroke Resources. Share: ... Please help spread the word within our communities. Download the Spot a Stroke FAST Infographic. ... f-a-s-t-stroke-resources/

  • 20. Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms... Stroke Treatment is Important; "Let's Talk About Stroke" patient sheets: Stroke Diagnosis (PDF); Transient Ischemic Attacks are mini strokes, but a ... ning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 21. Understanding Stroke Risk... 04. Your sex (gender) can affect your risks. Each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men, too. ... ngRisk/Understanding-Stroke-Risk_UCM_308539_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 22. Understanding Common Post-Stroke Medications - Stroke ...... therapies recommended following an ischemic stroke. “Blood Thinners” aka Antiplatelets & Anticoagulants. Roughly 87 percent of strokes are due to ... ing-Common-Post-Stroke-Medications/

  • 23. International Stroke Conference... xDisplayComments=. International Stroke Conference 2018. ... disease. Stroke OnDemand(TM) Stay current with the latest from ISC '18 and earn CME. ... ngsLiveCME/InternationalStrokeConference/UCM_316901_International-Stroke-Conference.jsp oke-Conference.jsp

  • 24. Other Cardiovascular and Stroke Related Conferences... UCM_426262,docStatus=RELEASED,dOutDate=null,docSSFileName= UCM_426262_Other-Cardiovascular-and-Stroke-Related-Conferences.jsp ... ngsLiveCME/UCM_426262_Other-Cardiovascular-and-Stroke-Related-Conferences.jsp nces.jsp

  • 25. Uncommon Causes of Stroke - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... COMMON CAUSES OF STROKE. ISCHEMIC STROKE accounts for about 80 percent of all strokes. The most common causes ... -Causes-of-Stroke/

  • 26. When Stroke Affects the Brain Stem - Stroke Connection ...... A stroke at the top part of the medulla is one of the more common brain stem strokes. “The top part of the medulla is supplied ... oke-Affects-the-Brain-Stem/

  • 27. When Stroke Affects the Frontal Lobe - Stroke Connection ...... When Stroke Affects the Frontal Lobe. By Jon Caswell. ... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. ... oke-Affects-the-Frontal-Lobe/

  • 28. Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke (Dysphagia)... Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke (Dysphagia). Updated:Nov 15,2016. Excerpted ... more. Let's Talk About Stroke Fact Sheets. ... ngIndependence/CommunicationChallenges/Difficulty-Swallowing-After-Stroke-Dysphagia_UCM_310084_Article.jsp roke-Dysphagia_UCM_310084_Article.jsp

  • 29. Federal Stroke Issues... Federal Stroke Issues. Updated:Oct 1,2015. Each year, approximately 795,000 Americans have a stroke. An estimated ... ederal-Stroke-Issues_UCM_428669_Article.jsp

  • 30. Sex and Intimacy after Stroke - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... Sex and Intimacy after Stroke. By Jon Caswell. ... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke. ... -Intimacy-after-Stroke/

  • 31. Something's Different: Personality Changes After Stroke ...... change that sometimes happens in survivors of right hemisphere strokes — a profound lack of awareness of problems that the stroke caused. ... gs-Different-Personality-Changes-After-Stroke/

  • 32. When the Cause is Unknown - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... By Jon Caswell. Each year, there are about 800,000 new or recurrent strokes. That means there's a stroke in the United States every 40 seconds. ... ause-is-Unknown/

  • 33. Search News Releases | American Heart Association... Many aspects of strokes affect women and men differently, and four articles in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke highlight recent ...

  • 34. What is Heart Failure?... Heart and Stroke Association Statistics. Each year ... population. Heart & Stroke Statistics FAQs. What is Prevalence? Prevalence ... -Statistics_UCM_319064_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 35. Life After Stroke... Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese). Life After Stroke. More than seven million Americans are stroke survivors. While ... way. Recent stroke? ... ter-Stroke_UCM_308546_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 36. Download the Stroke Connection App for FREE... Download the Stroke Connection App for FREE. Download the Stroke Connection App for FREE. ... Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. ... he-Stroke-Connection-App-for-FREE/

  • 37. The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia... The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia. Click a letter below to get a brief definition of dozens of cardiovascular terms from our ... clopedia_UCM_445688_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 38. Stroke Treatment... The good news is that 80% of strokes in adults are preventable, however after having a stroke, risks are much higher for having another one. ... troke-Treatment_UCM_492017_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 39. Choosing the Right Stroke Rehab Facility... Choosing the Right Stroke Rehab Facility. ... Recent Stroke? Now there's help with rehab decisions. Stroke Rehab consumer Image ... iagnosis/Choosing-the-Right-Stroke-Rehab-Facility_UCM_490273_Article.jsp jsp

  • 40. Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women - Go Red For Women... I want to Go Red.go red. Edit. My go red plan. Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke. If you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? ... n-official-site/about-heart-disease-in-women/symptoms-of-heart-disease/ e/

  • 41. Stroke Council... Stroke Council. ... International Stroke Conference 2018. Nursing Symposium: Jan. ... Register Here. Stroke Council Scientific Statements and Slide Sets. ... ntificCouncils/UCM_322858_Stroke-Council.jsp

  • 42. Venous Strokes: Rare but Real - Stroke Connection Magazine ...Stroke Connection Mag /; Winter 2018 /; Venous Strokes: Rare but Real. Venous Strokes: Rare but Real. By Jon Caswell. Survivor Sharon Wilson. ... trokes-Rare-but-Real/

  • 43. Stroke Resources for Professionals... Stroke Resources for Professionals. ... Cryptogenic Stroke Professional and Patient Resources. ... get with the guidelines stroke ... sources-for-Professionals_UCM_308581_SubHomePage.jsp

  • 44. Inspirational Stories of Stroke Survivors... Survivors Under Age 18. Oliver Michael, Infant Stroke Survivor — Strokes can happen to the very young, even infants. Oliver ... tionalStories/Inspirational-Stories-of-Stroke-Survivors_UCM_310974_Article.jsp ticle.jsp

  • 45. Let's Talk About Stroke Patient Information Sheets... Let's Talk About Stroke Patient Information Sheets. Updated:Nov 17,2016. ... We're here to help. Have you or someone you love had a stroke? ... tion-Sheets_UCM_310731_Article.jsp

  • 46. Anti-Clotting Agents Explained... The first type is called atherothrombotic stroke is the most common stroke. ... However, most embolic strokes are due to blood clots that form in ... LivingAfterStroke/UnderstandingRiskyConditions/Atherosclerosis-and-Stroke_UCM_310426_Article.jsp roke_UCM_310426_Article.jsp

  • 47. 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

  • 48. How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Stroke... Often called a “mini stroke,” these warning strokes should be taken very seriously. Don't let high blood pressure lead to stroke. ... wHBPHarmsYourHealth/How-High-Blood-Pressure-Can-Lead-to-Stroke_UCM_301824_Article.jsp 1824_Article.jsp

  • 49. Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke... Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke. Updated:Aug 30,2016. 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

  • 50. Kids | Stroke Connection Magazine... Colorado Pediatric Stroke: Parent Support Group. ... and advocacy for families impacted by the range of outcomes of all types of pediatric strokes. ...

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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%