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  • 91. Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 92. How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
  • 93. Fetal Echocardiogram Test The American Heart Association explains that a fetal echocardiogram is typically performed by a specially trained ultrasound sonographer and the images are interpreted by a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal congenital heart disease.
  • 94. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 95. Seacoast Heart and Stroke Walk My Heart. My Life is the American Heart Association?s groundbreaking campaign to help Americans live healthier lifestyles by focusing on healthy living and creating healthy mindsets through a range of education, advocacy, and community efforts that reinforce the value of eating well and being physically active. My Heart My Life will help the AHA to reach our 2020 impact goal of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association?s signature fundraising event, which promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The Heart Walk brings together companies, families and their teams to fight heart disease and stroke. Your company can enter one or several teams that walk and raise money together for the event. The camaraderie and friendly competition brings team members together for a very worthy cause. Companies and coworkers reap the many benefits of good health and teamwork including an increase in company pride leadership skills, community spirit and employee morale.
  • 96. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 97. What is TAVR? Patients who cannot tolerate surgery for aortic valve replacement may be good candidates for a less invasive approach called TAVI or TAVR.
  • 98. American Heart Ride The 7th Annual American Heart Ride is a unique cycling experience and fundraising program to support the American Heart Association.
  • 99. Congenital Heart Defects What is a congenital heart defect? The American Heart Association offers information about congenital heart defect, the risk of congenital heart defects in adults and children, the types of congenital heart defects, the symptoms of congenital heart defects, the diagnosis of congenital heart defects, the treatment of congenital heart defect and caring for those with congenital heart defects.
  • 100. About Heart Attacks What is a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains myocardial infarction, also called heart attack.


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2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%