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Talk With Your Doctor About Taking Aspirin Every Day

Aspirin can improve the flow of blood to the heart and brain. This reduces your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs (Wallet card)- (PDF)

Fast action can save lives and limit damage to the heart. Learn about heart attack and the steps you can take to increase your chances of survival.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the Facts

Aspirin has been shown to be helpful when used daily to lower the risk of heart attack, clot-related strokes and other blood flow problems. Talk to your doctor to learn whether the risks of long-term aspirin use may be greater than the benefits.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Aspirin in Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Learn about the use of aspirin therapy for patients who've had or are at high risk for a heart attack, unstable angina, ischemic stroke (caused by blood clot) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "little strokes").

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Programs: Questions and Answers

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are placed in public and/or private places where large numbers of people gather or where people who are at high risk for heart attacks live. Information on AEDs, including training, purchasing, and apprporiate use of the device is provided.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

American Heart Association

Can You Recognize a Heart Attack? Quiz

Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack may save your life. Take this quick quiz and find out if you know the signs.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

American Heart Association

Cholesterol Reduction Calculator

You can't see high cholesterol. It doesn't have any symptoms, but it is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. You can tackle high cholesterol if you understand your risk. Start now by taking this short quiz.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

University of Maryland Medical Center

Daily Aspirin Therapy

The decision to use aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke is safest when made in consultation with a health professional.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?- (PDF)

This publication is part of a set of booklets that present key steps that Latinos can take to reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Written in a friendly English/Spanish side-by-side style, the booklets present facts and dispel myths.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Estimate Your Heart Attack Risk

This risk assessment tool predicts a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Heart Attack Risk Assessment Calculator

It is important to measure your risk of having a heart attack and to make a plan with your doctor to reduce your risk. Answer the questionnaire to discover your risk of heart attack.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American Heart Association

Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Heart attack,stroke, and cardiac arrest are life-and-death emergencies -- every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

High Blood Cholesterol--What You Need to Know- (PDF)

Find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level. Includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack, and outlines ways to reduce risk through diet, exercise and drug treament.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

How to Prevent Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke

People who have vascular disease may have health problems such as coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Learn about lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

My Diabetes Health Assessment

People living with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart attack or stroke. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of CVD.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Panic Attack or Heart Attack?

Heart disease in women is often mistaken for panic attack with shortness of breath, anxiety, palpitations and indigestion. Only by having testing beyond the standard EKG can a correct diagnosis be made.

Review Date: April 06, 2011

Women's Heart Foundation

Signs and Risk Factors for Heart Attack

This page presents risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease and what one can do about them. Risk factors discussed include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, stress, and family history.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Hope Heart Institute

Subtle and Dangerous: Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women- (PDF)

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for women as well as men. Find out about heart disease risks for women, subtle signs of heart attack, and more.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research - NINR

Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks

Should you take aspirin? It’s always a good idea to talk with your provider before taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack.

Review Date: February 07, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

This online guide lists the symptoms that commonly signal a heart attack.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American Heart Association

What Is a Heart Attack? (Video)

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. Learn the symptoms and how acting fast can save your life and limit damage to your heart. If you think you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack, call 9–1–1 right away.

Review Date: May 03, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

When Should I Go to the Emergency Department?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers this list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American College of Emergency Physicians