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Can You Recognize a Heart Attack or Stroke?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) features a heart attack and stroke detection PDF article in its August 2014 issue of the News in Health newsletter.

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Cholesterol Education Materials

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has created a library of materials on blood cholesterol, all available for download.

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Health Literacy and Outcomes Among Patients with Heart Failure

Kaiser Permanent Colorado researchers studied the association between low health literacy and all-cause mortality and hospitalization among outpatients with heart failure. Among patients with heart failure in an integrated managed care organization, low health literacy was significantly associated with higher all-cause mortality.

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Health Literacy Levels Affect Outcomes for Cardiac Patients

Researchers at the Columbia School of Nursing found that nearly 40 percent of the patients with implanted cardiac devices have little or no understanding about their implanted devices nor their cardiac health.

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Heart 360®

The American Heart Association created Heart360®, a tool to help people understand and track the factors that affect heart health.

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Heart Attack Risk Calculator

The American Heart Association has created a Heart Attack Risk Calculator to help individuals discover their 10-year risk of heart attack or death by coronary heart disease, along with what they can do about it.

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High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created a high blood pressure PDF fact sheet, designed to educate the public of the disease, its warning signs, and ways to control it.  

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Home Health Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative

In partnership with the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and many statewide home health agency professional membership organizations, Health Services Advisory Group is encouraging home health agencies to join the Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative and participate in the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry. Details of the programs are included in the following links:

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Know the Facts About Heart Disease (handout)

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has issued a PDF fact sheet regarding heart disease, detailing the risks, signs, and symptoms associated with it.

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Measure Up Pressure Down®

The American Medical Group Foundation created the Measure Up Pressure Down® program to encourage individuals to learn about high blood pressure and to take the pledge to combat the disease, and to enlist supporting organizations and medical groups to commit to having their 80% of patients in control of their blood pressure by 2016.

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Million Hearts®

Learn about the "Be One in a Million Hearts®" campaign and how to join in the challenge.

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Million Hearts® Hypertension Control: Action Steps for Clinicians

The Million Hearts® program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a hypertension control action PDF guide for physicians.

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My Life Check - Life's Simple 7 Success Plan

The American Heart Association has developed the My Life Check program that helps individuals understand their current level of heart health, assess their their personal needs, commit to health and quality of life, and to more easily achieve personal health goals.

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Scaling and Spreading Million Hearts® (videos)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality features Million Hearts® videos on scaling and spreading its Heart 360® innovations in a patient-centered manner through its training videos.

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The Heart Truth® for Women (brochure)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has created a PDF brochure, designed for women to inform them of the significance of heart disease and to provide heart health advice.

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Understanding and Managing High Cholesterol with Heart360

The American Heart Association has developed an educational PDF guide designed to help spur patient-doctor conversation concerning cholesterol management. The guide offers practical information to educate the patient on the risk factors, tips for daily living, treatment, and measurement of cholesterol with videos and quizzes.

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Warning Signs of Stroke

The National Stroke Association provides information on the warning signs of stroke, including the "FAST" symptoms, along with links for stroke survivors, caregivers, and health professionals.

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