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Your guide to a healthy heart

Our advice on preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart disease

Published: February 2013

This guide provides comprehensive advice on heart heatlh. We describe the screening tests you need, and provide a calculator that can estimate your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years.

We outline steps you can take to protect your heart by, for example, lowering your blood pressure and controling cholesterol levels.

We also describe the signs of a heart attack and heart disease, and the tests you need to diagnose heart problems.

If you already have heart disease, we describe when drugs and lifestyle changes are enough, and when surgical intereventions are required.

Finally, if you need surgery, we have Ratings of bypass surgery groups across the country to help you find a good one near you.

   

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