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Heart Health: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about making heart healthy changes.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

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

Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping List

Use this list to help you shop for foods low in sodium and high in fiber.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

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

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Take steps to lower your risk of heart disease.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

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

American Heart Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

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

An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide To Heart Health- (PDF)

A bilingual novella presenting strategies for preventing heart disease. Readers can write personal pledges to improve their health and chart activities and progress.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Angina: Lifestyle and Home Remedies

You can reduce or prevent angina by working on reducing your heart disease risk factors. Here is a list of lifestyle changes you can make to help improve your symptoms.

Review Date: February 11, 2011

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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

Caffeine and Heart Health

Learn about common myths and the science regarding the relationship between caffeine and heart health.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

International Food Information Council Foundation

CardioSmart

CardioSmart is a patient education site of the American College of Cardiology. This site offers accurate information to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American College of Cardiology

Delicious Decisions - American Heart Association

Search for heart-healthy recipes--from appetizers to desserts--that you and your whole family will love. You also can browse by category, main ingredient, cooking method, or special diet.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Heart Association

Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

This bilingual cookbook provides 26 popular easy to prepare taste-tested Latino dishes created in a heart healthy style (lower in fat and sodium than traditional versions). Includes heart healthy food substitutions, food safety, and nutrient analyses.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Find a Specialist: Heart Rhythm Society

Find a specialist is the Society’s directory of member physicians who have requested to have their contact and practice information listed for patient and physician referral purposes.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Heart Rhythm Society

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Aspirin can help to prevent heart and strokes in women, but also carries some health risks. This article explains why it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of daily aspirin therapy with your doctor.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style- (PDF)

View online or order a recipe book of African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart-healthy way. Learn how to prepare dishes in ways that help protect you and your family from heart disease and stroke.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Herbal Supplements May Not Mix with Heart Medicines

Many herbal supplements can interact with medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Some interactions can be dangerous. This document lists common herbal supplements, foods and vitamins that can interact with heart disease medications.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Keep Your Heart in Check--Know Your Blood Pressure Number

This document explains what high blood pressure is, how to read your blood pressure number, and ways to keep blood pressure in the normal range. Scroll down for English.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Numbers That Count for a Healthy Heart - (PDF)

Know the numbers that are important in keeping your heart healthy.

Review Date: September 03, 2012

American Heart Association

Omega-3 in Fish: How Eating Fish Helps Your Heart

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out how the heart-health benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart Healthy Way

Use these heart-friendly recipes to cook delicious meals.

Review Date: May 03, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Target Heart Rate and Estimated Maximum Heart Rate

Find out how to determine your activity level by measuring your heart rate.

Review Date: January 25, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Target Heart Rate Calculator

Enter your age to find your target heart rate during exercise. Get the most out of your activities by staying within this range of heartbeats/minute.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

American Cancer Society

What Can I Do to Help Prevent Palpitations?

Heartbeats that are hard and fast are called palpitations. This document discusses heart-related and non-heart-related causes of palpitations and how they can be prevented.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart - (PDF)

This booklet will help you understand the impact of physical activity on your heart, as well as the power of regular activity to help keep you healthy overall.

Review Date: January 26, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center