We created Your Heart Matters: A Guide for Heart-Healthy Living to provide you with the necessary tools to take control of your heart health. It is important to learn what you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease in the future—whether you have had heart problems or not.
If you've recently survived a heart condition, this manual highlights the importance of a team approach to recovery—which involves you, your doctors, nurses, pharmacist, exercise physiologists, dietician, stress management professionals, and even your spiritual advisor.
If you’re at risk for heart disease but have not yet experienced heart problems, this guide provides important tools and recommendations to help reduce your risks.
Your Heart Matters is designed as a practical tool for use in your daily life. The authors recognize that some of the material covered, particularly the content related to food and habits, may vary between people of different cultures and ethnicities. However, regardless of your ethnic or cultural background, everyone is at risk for heart disease, and the general recommendations given in this manual are applicable to everyone.
Your Heart Matters
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