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Get the Facts

Know the Facts, Get the Stats
A 2007 guide to heart attack and stroke from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Top 10 things to know about heart disease and stroke statistics.
More recent statistics.

Self-Assessment Tools
Risk Assessment
Use this tool to estimate your risk of coronary heart disease and get tips on prevention. Tool works best for those who have never been diagnosed with heart disease.
Test Your Cholesterol IQ
This 10 item quiz will challenge your knowledge of cholesterol.
Resources
The American Heart Association
A national organization with the mission to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Heart Association - Georgia chapters
Find your local AHA chapter.
The DASH Eating Plan
"The DASH Eating Plan Puts Patients on the Road to Heart Health."

The DASH Eating Plan - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
This handout also includes a full week of menus and recipes.

What is the DASH eating plan?
Updated information about the DASH eating plan and other helpful information and links.

A Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease
NIH publication with basic information about heart disease screening and treatment.
A Guide to Physical Activity and Heart Disease
Extensive guide to the link between physical activity and the heart.
Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs
Every second counts when it comes to heart attacks and strokes. Knowing the warning signs can help you act quickly and "Act in Time."
WebMD - Heart Disease
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America. WebMD provides information on heart disease risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

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