Prevent Heart Attacks

In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in both men and women. The more you know about your risks and healthy lifestyles, the more you can do to prevent or delay the onset of heart disease. Read through the following articles to learn more.

Do You Know What a Heart Attack Looks Like?
Be aware of "Early Heart Attack Care." Did you know heart attacks have beginnings? These beginnings occur in over 50 percent of patients. If recognized in time these “beginnings” can be treated before the heart is damaged.

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
Understand your risks and take charge of factors you can control.

Know Your Numbers
Control and treat blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides to keep your heart healthy.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Change the look of your plate to maintain a healthy weight.

Controlling Diabetes
Tips for eating, exercising and monitoring your blood sugar.

Women & Heart Disease 
Learn how heart disease affects women differently than men.

Advanced Heart Disease

Advanced Heart Disease: Failure is not an option
Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump of fill with adequate blood, forcing the heart to work harder to deliver blood to the body. Also called congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, fluid on the lungs or ventricular dysfunction.

Avoid Heart Failure
From Stage A through D, don't pass Stage A!

Powerful Artificial Hearts
Dominic Alexander, senior clinical engineer in Banner - University Medical Center Tucson's Artificial Heart Department, delivers a TEDx talk on the power of the total artificial heart.

For more information about heart failure, visit the Heart Failure Society's patient education modules.

Arrhythmias Diagnosis and Procedures

There are multiple electrophysiology procedures available for heart rhythm complications. Learn how heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation, brachycardia (slow heart rhythms) and tachycardia (fast heart rhythms) are diagnosed and treated.

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To research other heart and vascular disease topics, visit the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Health Information for the Public