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  • 1. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 2. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 3. Near tragedy inspires Jacob Ryan to help others Thanks to quick-thinking bystanders, Father?s Day continues to be a joyous occasion for Jacob Ryan. It could have turned out otherwise. Jacob was just six years old and celebrating at a friend?s birthday party when his dad collapsed. Mike Ryan was hit by sudden cardiac arrest. Two moms at the party reacted instinctively, giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until emergency responders arrived.
  • 4. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 5. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 6. Polyunsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains polyunsaturated fats.
  • 7. Healthy Heart Quizzes The American Heart Association offers these heart-health quizzes to test your knowledge of heart attack, sodium, high blood pressure, diabetes, physical activity, medication, fats, cholesterol and HIV.
  • 8. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 9. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 10. Omega-6 Fatty Acids A recent American Heart Association science advisory concludes that omega-6 fatty acids ? found in some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds ? are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan.
  • 11. The Greatness of Whole Grains The American Heart Association explains the benefitis of eating whole grains.
  • 12. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fats The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about fats.
  • 13. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 14. Body Mass Index In Adults (BMI Calculator for Adults) The American Heart Association explains the Body Mass Index and how it is used.
  • 15. Heart Valves and Circulation To fully understand your valve condition or the problems you or your loved one may be facing, it helps to understand the basics of heart valves and circulation.
  • 16. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life CheckŪ assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 17. Conquer the Craving - Learning to Resist Temptation Last-minute impulses sinking your healthy eating? Try these tips for that moment of weakness from the American Heart Association
  • 18. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 19. Tropical Oils - AHA Recommendation Learn the American Heart Association's recommendation for tropical oils with saturated fats like palm oil and palm kernel oil.
  • 20. Know Your Fats The American Heart Association explains the different types of fats. What are healthy fats? Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease.
  • 21. Fats 101 The American Heart Association explains all you need to know about the different types of fats; good and bad.
  • 22. Get Active with Dad this Father's Day The American Heart Association has these tips to get active on Father's Day.
  • 23. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of your diet. It recommends healthy foods, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily fat intake guidelines.
  • 24. Saturated Fats The American Heart Association explains everything you need to know about saturated fats.
  • 25. Monounsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains the heart-healthy benefits of monounsaturated fats.
  • 26. Understanding and Improving Cholesterol Brochure This brochure incorporates the latest guidelines to set people straight about a confusing subject: cholesterol! LDL, HDL, triglycerides, omega-3 fatty acids - everything is clarified and explained.
  • 27. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure (Spanish) This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of one's diet. It recommends healthy foods to substitute for unhealthy ones, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily guidelines for fat intake. A convenient reference everyone should keep right next to the refrigerator!
  • 28. About Heart Valves New to managing your heart valve condition? The American Heart Association encourages you to learn about how your heart works and how each of the valves function. When you understand the specifics of what your doctor or healthcare team is trying to evaluate and accomplish through treatment, you?ll be better equipped to help great decisions.
  • 29. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 30. Suggested Servings from Each Food Group The American Heart Association explains the suggested servings from each food group.
  • 31. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 32. Angina (Chest Pain) The American Heart Association explains angina is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Learn about angina and its various types.
  • 33. Cooking for Lower Cholesterol How can you lower high cholesterol? The American Heart Association offers these tips to cooking low-fat and low-cholesterol foods that help you manage your blood cholesterol level and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • 34. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 35. Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina) The American Heart Association explains angina pectoris, also known as stable angina, is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease.
  • 36. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 37. Types of Replacement Heart Valves If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.
  • 38. Meals Without Meat The American Heart Association explains that eating meals without meat can help lower your cholesterol and help reduce your risk of heart disease and offers these suggestions on how to do it.
  • 39. Addressing your Child's Weight at the Doctor The American Heart Association offers these tips for parents on how to address their child's weight with the doctor.
  • 40. Top 10 Excuses Used to Overindulge - and How to Take Control The American Heart Association helps you take a bite out of these top 10 excuses that people overindulge or overeat.
  • 41. Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids The American Heart Association explains the nutritional information about fish and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 42. 50 Years of Fats This white paper from the American Heart Association highlights the evolution of the recommendations for dietary fat intake over that time, showing the organization?s devotion to scientific evidence and its consistency over the years.
  • 43. Heart Valve Problems and Causes If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.
  • 44. Fats and Oils: AHA Recommendation The American Heart Association gives this recommendation for econsuming fats and oils.
  • 45. FATS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Infographic The American Heart Association helps you understand the various types of fats; what's good, bad and what the AHA recommends.
  • 46. This Holiday Season, Eat Mindful, Not Mindless The American Heart Association offers advice to help you take a healthier approach to what you eat during this holiday season and beyond.
  • 47. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 48. Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
  • 49. Meet Robert Epps - Inspired Volunteer Educator Read Robert's heart valve replacement story about his wake-up call and the gratitude that fuels his life and his mission today.
  • 50. FATS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The American Heart Association helps you understand the various types of fats; what's good, bad and what the AHA recommends.


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