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External linkpdf file Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)
This easy-to-read guide is based on the National Cholesterol Education Program's guidelines on cholesterol management. These guidelines emphasize the importance of therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) -- intensive use of heart-healthy eating, physical activity, and weight control -- for cholesterol management.
External linkpdf file Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH
Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! This updated booklet contains a week's worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" eating plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. Also contains additional information on weight loss and physical activity.
External link Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
2-page fact sheet provides the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
External linkpdf file Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, then you have prehypertension. This means that you don’t have high blood pressure now but are likely to develop it in the future unless you adopt the healthy lifestyle changes described in this brochure.
External link Stay Young at Heart Recipes - Cooking the Heart Healthy Way
This web site provides links to cooking recipes designed to help you "Stay Young at Heart". It lists a series of appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, drinks and even deserts.
External link Heart Information Network - Nutrition Guide Exit Disclaimer
This guide servers to educate and empower consumers and health care professionals to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will improve heart health.
External link Healthier Eating with DASH - A Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure
Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this web site outlines the DASH eating plan which is based on 2,000 calories a day. The number of daily servings in a food group may vary from those listed on this web site depending on your caloric needs.
External link Eating for a Healthy Heart
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists steps to take to help prevent heart disease by eating a nutrionally balanced diet and offers tips on staying healthy.
External link American Indian and Alaska Native: Be Active for Your Heart
A series of easy-to-read fact sheets designed to help consumers reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
External link Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
Every woman should be concerned about heart disease, the leading cause of death for American women. This easy-to-use, easy-to-read, 100-page handbook explains factors that place women at risk of heart disease and recommends steps they can take to protect their heart health. It also has special information for women with heart disease, including warning signs of a heart attack and how to prepare a heart attack survival plan. Other topics covered include hormone replacement therapy, cholesterol, healthy eating, physical activity, how to talk with your doctor, vitamin supplements and, by popular request, heart-smart recipes. Hard copies of this handbook may also be ordered.
External linkpdf file Protect your Heart – Lower your Blood Cholesterol! (Spanish)
Protect your Heart – Lower your Blood Cholesterol!
External link Heart attack survivors talk about their experiences Part 2 (Audio file) Exit Disclaimer
Part 2: Bonnie and Joan
External link Heart attack survivors talk about their experiences Part 1(Audio file) Exit Disclaimer
Part 1: Bob Weltner
High Blood Pressure - The Silent Killer
You can have high blood pressure (HBP) and still feel just fine. That's because HBP does not cause symptoms. But, HBP (also called hypertension) is a major health problem. If not treated, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and other health problems. And, African Americans are at higher risk for this disease than any other racial or ethnic group.
External link List of Online Publications from NHLBI
List of Online Publications from NHLBI
External link Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Attack
A great compilation of to-the-point answers about some of the more pressing questions related to heart attack warning signs, pre-hospital delay time, the role of emergency medical personnel and steps to survival.
External link Heart Disease And Medications
Sometimes, medications may be needed to help prevent or control coronary heart disease (CHD) and so reduce the risk of a first or repeat heart attack. But, if medications are needed, lifestyle changes still must be undertaken. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is given a quick review of some of those medications.
External link Heart Attack Warning Signs
A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don't want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life–maybe your own. Check this information and quizzes by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
External link What Is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to an area of heart muscle is blocked, usually by a clot in a coronary artery. Often, this blockage leads to arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat or rhythm) that cause a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart and may bring about sudden death. If the blockage is not treated within a few hours, the affected heart muscle will die and be replaced by scar tissue.
External link Check Your Cholesterol and Heart Disease I.Q.
Are you cholesterol smart? Test your knowledge about high blood cholesterol with the following statements. Circle each true or false. The answers are given on the back of this sheet.

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