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Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 8:32am
A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.

Post Surgery Milestones: Managing Your Mood, Expectations and Goals

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 8:26am
Often people who are getting ready for major surgery have a whirlwind of details to juggle. Most people don’t stop to think about how they can help themselves feel good emotionally during their recovery.

Understanding the New Prevention Guidelines

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:07pm
Everything you need to know about the cardiovascular prevention guidelines.


Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:11pm
What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. The American Heart Association explains how atherosclerosis starts, how atherosclerosis is affected by high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and smoking, blood clots and thickened artery walls.

Five Simple Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:52am
Five simple steps to control high blood pressure


Wed, 12/18/2013 - 9:39am
What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association explains how cholesterol affect the heart. Learn about prevention of high cholesterol and treatment of high cholesterol, healthy cholesterol levels, ldl, hdl, athersclerosis, arteriosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, bad cholesterol, reducing cholesterol, cholesterol screening, cholesterol tracker, low cholesterol recipes and preventing high cholesterol.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 9:20am
Print this page and add your own high blood pressure questions to ask your physician.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 8:36am
What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on blood pressure, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, monitoring blood pressure, preeclampsia, systolic, diastolic, risk of high blood pressure, tretment of high blood pressure, prevention of high blood pressure, lower blood pressure

American Heart Association backs current BP treatments

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 8:06am
A recent report recommends healthcare providers take a new approach to treating high blood pressure for people older than 60. But based on the current research available, the American Heart Association recommends that healthcare providers continue to follow existing guidelines for treating high blood pressure.

Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 2:59pm
High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.

Heart Valve Problems and Disease

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 8:35am
The American Heart Association explains how your heart valves work and any problems or disease your valves can acquire, including regurgitation, stenosis and prolapse.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Tools & Resources

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:26pm
The American Heart Association offers these tools and resources for cardiac rehab patients.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:09pm
Most heart disease patients can help lower their risk of future heart problems if they make changes to improve their health.

Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:00am
The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.

Heart Valve Surgery Recovery and Follow Up

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 1:26pm
Learn what to expect after heart valve surgery and other recovery issues.

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Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:24pm
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About Cardiac Arrest

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 9:24am
Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease.

Heart Attack Risk Assessment

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:04pm
What is your risk of a heart attack within the next 10 years? Find out with the American Heart Association's Heart Attack Risk Calculator.

Heart-Health Risk Assessments from the American Heart Association

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:32pm
The American Heart Association offers these heart-health risk assessment tools such as heart attack risk asessment, high blood pressure risk calculator, my diabetes Life Assessment and My Life Check.

What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:22pm
What are good cholesterol levels? What are bad cholesterol levels? The American Heart Association explains healthy cholesterol levels and what your HDL cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level, tryglyceride level and total cholesterol levels mean.