The voice of a healthy heart

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Cardiovascular disease

What is arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder)?

What is atrial fibrillation?

What is bacterial endocarditis?

What is diabetes and how I can control it?

What is a heart attack?

What is angina?

What is heart disease and stroke?

What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

How can I recover from a heart attack?

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

What your cholesterol levels mean?

What does high cholesterol and triglyceride mean?

What is a high blood pressure?

What is a metabolic syndrome?

What is peripheral vascular disease?

What is congestive heart failure?

How can I live with a congestive heart failure?

What do I know about my child's rheumatic fever?


Tests and treatments

What is an echocardiogram (cardiac echo)?

What is exercise tolerance testing (ETT)?

What is a coronary angiography?

What is a coronary angioplasty?

What is a stent?

What is a coronary bypass surgery?

How to get prepared for a heart surgery?

What is the postoperative control in cardiac surgery patients?

What happens after a cardiac surgery?

How to recover from heart surgery?

What is a heart valve surgery?

What are electrophysiological tests?

What is an automated external defibrillator?

What is an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)?

Psychological adjustment to heart defibrillator implant (ICD)

What is a pacemaker?

What is carotid endartrectomy?

What are anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs?

What are cholesterol-lowering drugs?

What are high blood pressure drugs?

How to use and control medicines?

What is cardiac rehabilitation?

What is nuclear medicine?



Lifestyle and lowering cardiovascular disease risk


Smoking

Why to quit smoking?

How to quit smoking?

How to cope with stress when quitting smoking?

How to watch your weight when quitting smoking?


Cholesterol

What your cholesterol levels tell you?

How to reduce high cholesterol?

What does high cholesterol and triglycerides mean?

What are cholesterol-lowering drugs?

How to control your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and keep your weight down?


Hypertension

What is a high blood pressure?

How to reduce your blood pressure?

What are the drugs for high blood pressure?

Why should I limit sodium?

How to control your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and keep your weight down?


Nutrition and diet

How to change your cooking habits?

How to cook healthier?

What to do when eating out?

How to follow a healthy diet?

How to read food labels?


Physical activity and weight control

Why to do physical activity?

How can physical activity become part of life?

How to stick to your diet and physical activity?

Why should I lose weight?

How to keep your weight down?

How to control your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and keep weight down?

How to be involved in physical activity?

How to do physical activities at home?

How to do physical activities at work?

How to do physical activities when travelling?


Caregivers

What is the concept of caregiver weariness?

How to communicate with others, as a caregiver?

How to take care of myself, as a caregiver?

How to communicate with people with heart problems or stroke?

What are the rights of health caregivers?


Other cases

How to adopt a healthier lifestyle?

How to cope with your stress?

How to support your patient?