Heart Health Resources

by admin on December 12, 2009

Certainly, one of the best heart health resources is your doctor. Set a regular date every year with your doctor.

Do you know the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? That’s certainly true when it comes to heart disease. If caught in the early stages, heart problems can often be turned around with simple lifestyle changes. Wait and you may find yourself facing a quadruple bypass – or worse.

Just like with your family, its not a good idea to hide health problems from your doctor. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen him or her, now is probably a good time to make an appointment for a complete checkup. If you’re at risk for heart disease, or you thin you may already be having heart problems, don’t delay.

Before your visit, be sure to make a list of any health-related symptoms or concerns you may have.

Here are some questions you might want to discuss with your doctor while you’re there. Take a notepad with you, or ask a friend or a family member to go with you as a second set of ears.

Visit a Cardiologist if You…

American Heart Association – Heart Health Resources
With the help of more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters throught the U.S., the American Heart Association (in conjunction with the American Stroke Association) is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiovascular disease affects all of us. It’s the leading killer of both men and women. To contact the American Heart Association, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721) or visit:

www.americanheart.org

Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute is recognized as an international cardiovascular referral center and has been ranked #1 in the nation for the cardiac care by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 years.

The Institute’s web site features a simple online risk calculator that you can use to complement your health screening. Call the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute resource line at 1-866-289-6911.

To access the risk calculator and to learn more about heart disease and how to prevent it, visit: www.clevelandclinic.org

Helpful Resources
American Diabetes Association
1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)
www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association
1-800-877-1600
www.eatright.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-311-3435
www.cdc.gov

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging
301-496-1752
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health
301-496-4000
www.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
1-800-352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov

HEALTH

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