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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 ...... What to Expect in Stroke Rehab. What to Expect in Stroke Rehab. Following ... Medications. Understanding Common Post-Stroke Medications. ...

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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. ...

  • 5. 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/

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)... 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

  • 8. Stroke Family Warmline... Popular Articles. 1 Stroke Family Warmline; 2 15 Things Caregivers Should Know After a Loved One Has Had a Stroke; 3 Ischemic Strokes (Clots); 4 ... SupportYouAreNotAlone/StrokeFamilyWarmline/Stroke-Family-Warmline_UCM_310894_Article.jsp _310894_Article.jsp

  • 9. 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/

  • 10. 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

  • 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. Stroke Notes... Stroke Notes. Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources. ... See all Stroke Notes Featured. ...

  • 13. 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/

  • 14. 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/

  • 15. 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/

  • 16. Cognitive Challenges After Stroke... “We tend to see more short-term memory problems in people with left-brain stroke,” says Dr. Spradlin. ... “People with right-brain strokes have memory ... ngIndependence/EmotionalBehavioralChallenges/Cognitive-Challenges-After-Stroke_UCM_309904_Article.jsp er-Stroke_UCM_309904_Article.jsp

  • 17. Personality Changes After Stroke... Another personality change that occurs after stroke is impulsiveness. ... We see this more in people with right-side or frontal lobe strokes.”. ... ngIndependence/EmotionalBehavioralChallenges/Personality-Changes-After-Stroke_UCM_309905_Article.jsp r-Stroke_UCM_309905_Article.jsp

  • 18. 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/

  • 19. 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/

  • 20. Heart and Stroke Association Statistics... Heart and Stroke Association Statistics. Banner 1 ... population. Heart & Stroke Statistics FAQs. What is Prevalence? Prevalence ... -Statistics_UCM_319064_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. 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/

  • 23. International Stroke Conference... International Stroke Conference 2018. Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Jan. ... 23, State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2018. ... ngsLiveCME/InternationalStrokeConference/UCM_316901_International-Stroke-Conference.jsp oke-Conference.jsp

  • 24. 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/

  • 25. 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

  • 26. 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

  • 27. 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/

  • 28. Returning to Work After Stroke - Stroke Connection Magazine ...... Spring 2013 /; Returning to Work After Stroke. Returning to Work After Stroke. ... Edit ModuleShow Tags Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series. ... g-to-Work-After-Stroke/

  • 29. 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/

  • 30. 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/

Our Mission


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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • 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%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB