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  • 1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Fats The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about fats.
  • 2. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. The Greatness of Whole Grains The American Heart Association explains the benefitis of eating whole grains.
  • 5. Get Active with Dad this Father's Day The American Heart Association has these tips to get active on Father's Day.
  • 6. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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!
  • 13. 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?"
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 16. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 17. Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids The American Heart Association explains the nutritional information about fish and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 18. Fats and Oils: AHA Recommendation The American Heart Association gives this recommendation for econsuming fats and oils.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Monounsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains the heart-healthy benefits of monounsaturated fats.
  • 21. Making Trade-offs to Reduce Fat and Sugar The American Heart Association helps you learn to make trade-offs to reduce fat and sugar in your attempts to eat healthy or lose weight.
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. Nutrition Quizzes Nutrition Quizzes
  • 26. Atherosclerosis What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. The American Heart Association explains how atherosclerosis starts, how atherosclerosis is affected by high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and smoking, blood clots and thickened artery walls.
  • 27. Kati-Lenn's daddy died of heart disease before she was born Kati-Lenn Simi never got the chance to meet her father, but she still is a Daddy?s Girl through and through. He passed away from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy before she was born and she has always understood that heart problems were the reason.
  • 28. Extreme Obesity, And What You Can Do The American Heart Association explains that too much weight can take a toll on your body, especially your heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to get healthier ? and even losing a little body weight can start you on the right path.
  • 29. Polyunsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains good fats like polyunsaturated fats.
  • 30. Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 31. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 32. Testing for Heart Valve Problems To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
  • 33. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.
  • 34. The American Heart Association Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook Good-for-you food should also be delicious, and the American Heart Association shows how easy it is to replace the bad fats in your diet with healthier ones?without sacrificing taste?in its updated Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook.
  • 35. Heart Valve Surgery Recovery and Follow Up Learn what to expect after heart valve surgery and other recovery issues.
  • 36. Fats 101 The American Heart Association explains all you need to know about the different types of fats; good and bad.
  • 37. USC filmmaker chronicles family stroke journey Linda Brown is a filmmaker and a faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When she learned her father Stanley had suffered a stroke she decided to make a film.
  • 38. 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.
  • 39. Recognizing the Symptoms of Worsening Heart Valve Disease Would you recognize the symptoms of worsening heart valve disease? When heart valve problems are severe, there are often no recognizable symptoms until heart damage has progressed significantly,
  • 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. 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.
  • 42. Karen Griffith's Story: A Positive Attitude Makes All the Difference Read Karen's story about facing heart valve surgery in her 80s.
  • 43. 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.
  • 44. Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 45. Grasas: El Bueno El Malo y El Feo The American Heart Association helps you understand the various types of fats; what's good, bad and what the AHA recommends in this Spanish infographic.
  • 46. Newer Heart Valve Surgery Options People with high risks and severe aortic valve tightness may be good candidates for a less invasive repair or an alternative treatment called a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • 47. Heart Valve Surgery Goals When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
  • 48. 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.
  • 49. Meet Mark Ridder - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Read about Mark's journey with heart valve disease, which began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
  • 50. Healthy Cooking Oils The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart Program teaches you how to choose heart-healthy cooking oils.


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