Consumer Reports
Sharing is nice!

We respect your privacy. ALL email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story.

Thanks for sharing.
Oops, we messed up. Try again later

Your guide to a healthy heart

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.

Consumer Reports will not sell or rent your email address to third parties. See our Privacy Policy.