|

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.

   

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Latest From Consumer Reports

NEW CAR REVIEWS
Exclusive report: Best—and worst—new-car valuesVideo Our scores reveal which cars deliver the biggest bang for your buck.
PHONE & CARRIER GUIDE
Power play: 4 simple cell phone battery saversVideo Use these tips so that your phone is ready when you need it.
COFFEEMAKER REVIEWS
Keurig 2.0 Brewer K550 offers more brewing optionsVideo But the latest Keurig machine rejects older K-Cups, angering consumers.
CAR MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Can scratch-repair kits fix damage to a car's finish? Maybe, depending on the size of the scratch or ding.
SPACE HEATER REVIEWS
Space heaters that keep you and your room cozyVideo The latest crop of space heaters we’ve tested have improved safety features,
NEW CAR REVIEWS
Cheap cars you shouldn't get for your teen driver These poor choices have characteristics ill suited to inexperienced drivers.

Connect

and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:

Mobile

Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more