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Health Journey Support | Cardiology Health Series

Managing certain health conditions can be a lifelong journey, and for some it can impact almost all aspects of daily life. But with support and a better understanding of the challenges people often face, the journey may become a little easier. Health Journey Support offers reliable, easy-to-access health information on respiratory and heart conditions, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and kidney diseases. Educational tools include videos, shareable resources, and apps covering key milestones throughout the health journey. Browse, share, and be sure to keep coming back for more!

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Overview

Over time, damage to the heart and blood vessels may lead to health problems like high blood pressure, high lipids, acute coronary syndrome and heart failure.

The Cardiovascular Health Series offers easy-to-access health information on health conditions, including high cholesterol, heart attack, high blood pressure, and heart failure. Browse through this section for videos and resources that may help with your journey toward better health. Topics include understanding your diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle changes that may help manage cardiovascular health conditions. If you have any questions about your condition, talk to your healthcare provider.

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High blood cholesterol is diagnosed by your doctor by conducting a lipid panel blood test. This brochure describes the blood test and other steps taken to diagnose high blood cholesterol, including a review of your medical history, a physical exam, and tests to rule out other conditions that can affect cholesterol levels.

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A blood test for cholesterol, called a fasting lipoprotein profile, measures your levels of total cholesterol; LDL, also known as "bad” cholesterol; HDL, also known as "good” cholesterol; and a type of fat in your blood called triglycerides. This video describes the ideal test results for your blood cholesterol levels, and the risk factors for coronary heart disease.

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A blood test for cholesterol, called a fasting lipoprotein profile, measures your levels of total cholesterol; LDL, also known as "bad” cholesterol; HDL, also known as "good” cholesterol; and a type of fat in your blood called triglycerides. This brochure describes the ideal test results for your blood cholesterol levels, and the risk factors for coronary heart disease.

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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in cell walls that comes from the body and the foods we eat. This brochure explains these two sources, the two types of blood cholesterol, and ways to control cholesterol.

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Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your liver and also comes from foods you intake that is then packaged into particles called lipoproteins. This video explains the differences between "bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and "good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and their effects on the body.

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Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your liver and also comes from foods you intake that is then packaged into particles called lipoproteins. This brochure explains the differences between "bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and "good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and their effects on the body.

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Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries. This brochure explains how high cholesterol levels can cause heart disease, what affects cholesterol levels, and options for treating high cholesterol.

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Too much LDL (bad) cholesterol can combine with other substances in your blood to contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis, which over many years can lead to coronary heart disease. This brochure lists the conditions that may put you at risk for coronary heart disease and the goals for treating the disease.

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Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. This brochure describes where triglycerides come from, how they can increase your risk of heart disease, and things you can do to manage high triglycerides.

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Triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, found in your blood, that your body uses for energy. This video describes the sources of triglycerides and why your body needs them.

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Triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, found in your blood, that your body uses for energy. This brochure describes the sources of triglycerides and why your body needs them.

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People who have diabetes have a higher change of developing many health problems, including heart disease. This video will show you how heart disease can develop, how it affects your health, and what you can do to help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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People who have diabetes have a higher change of developing many health problems, including heart disease. This brochure explains how heart disease can develop, how it affects your health, and what you can do to help reduce your risk of heart disease.

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During a stroke, also known as a brain attack, blood flow to part of the brain has stopped. This video will help you understand what a stroke is and the risk for having one.

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During a stroke, also known as a brain attack, blood flow to part of the brain has stopped. This brochure will help you understand what a stroke is and the risk for having one.

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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, it's important to keep it under control. This video demonstrates a few ways to help you manage your cholesterol, such as diet, exercise, and medication.

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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, it's important to keep it under control. This brochure presents a few ways to help you manage your cholesterol, such as diet, exercise, and medication.

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A good way to manage high cholesterol is to lower your LDL level. This brochure describes cholesterol classifications and steps you can take to lower your LDL Cholesterol.

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Using a health checklist helps you keep track of your health. This brochure can be used to record your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, weight, and amount of recent physical activity. Then you will have them handy for your next doctor's appointment.

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It is important to have your health information available in the case of a health emergency. This brochure can be printed and filled out so that you a list of your medications, medicines you are allergic to, your health conditions, your doctor's contact information, and the person(s) to contact in the case of an emergency, should you have to go into the hospital.

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Being physically active and following a healthy diet are some of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. This brochure describes some types of physical activities, dietary guidelines, and other lifestyle changes that can be beneficial to your health.

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