Using Advanced Search

You can locate resources in is the Advanced Search, which offers numerous options for making your searches more precise. You can reach this page by clicking the "Advanced Search" link on the header of any page in

Here's what the Advanced Search page looks like:

Using Advanced Search, you have more options that just typing in search terms. With Advanced Search, you can refine your search by selecting resources: 

  • that contain ALL the search terms you type in
  • that contain ANY (at least one) of the search terms you type in
  • that contain the EXACT PHRASE you type in
  • that were posted within a certain period of time
  • that appear in a specific AHA communication format (Press Release, Advisory, Letter, etc)

NOTE: Enter search terms (key words) separated by a space.

Search Results

The Advanced Search will return a list of links to all content in all file formats (html, pdf, Word, Excel, etc.) that meets the criteria you specify.

Results will be sorted by date, with the most recent content listed first. Click on the title included in the citation to go to that resource.

NOTE: Depending on the browser you are using and the speed of your internet connection, you may have difficulty opening files in certain formats (various Microsoft Office files) or downloading particularly large files. If you experience difficulties accessing a file, click on the link with the right mouse button and select the "SAVE TARGET AS" to save the file to your hard drive. If this approach does not resolve the problem please contact us at

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Access to selected resources are restricted to AHA Members only.

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You must be registered on the website to be recognized as a member.



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