Heart Attack

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: Monday, November 30, 2015

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

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: Monday, January 28, 2013

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

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: Tuesday, 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: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

American Heart Association

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: Monday, January 28, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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: Monday, December 01, 2014

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: Friday, March 29, 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: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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: Monday, 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: Wednesday, 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: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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: Monday, July 14, 2014

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: Monday, June 01, 2015

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: Friday, March 29, 2013

American Heart Association

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Know the common signs of a heart attack.

Review Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

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: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

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