How To Protect Your Heart

We do not give much thought to our heart until something goes wrong with it.

If your physician has diagnosed you with coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease, you are not alone—nearly 16 million Americans suffer from this health problem.

CHD is the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States. It can also lead to serious complications, including angina, heart attacks, heart failure and arrhythmias.

Recent advances are improving the quality and duration of life in those affected by CHD.

Many individuals have one or more risk factors that increase their chances of developing CHD. If you can identify and control your risk factors, you can help prevent the development of CHD and delay its progression. Sometimes, however, comprehensive preventive efforts are not sufficient, and CHD and its complications occur. Fortunately, you and your doctor can manage these disorders with a combination of lifestyle measures, medications, and revascularization procedures.

Act now to help prevent CHD and its complications by learning all you can about heart disease, to preserve your best health and active lifestyle for many years to come.

Where can you turn for the most accurate, reliable advice about your heart health and what to do if you have CHD?

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The 2018 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper


Your Annual Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The Expertise You Need in Layperson's Language
You Can Understand and Use

The more you know about managing your heart condition, the better prepared you will be to deal with its symptoms. Learning as much as possible about the causes, effects and treatments for heart disease is the first step toward living a full life without the pain and physical limitations that often accompany CHD.

Introducing Your Coronary Heart Disease Expert

Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and strategies to determine who is at high—as well as very low—risk of cardiovascular disease.

He is on the national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association. An accomplished writer, Dr. Blumenthal has co-authored more than 500 original research articles, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis management. Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Circulation, Cardiology Today, the American Heart Journal, and the American College of Cardiology Extended Learning Center (ACCEL). He is the co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and the 2015 ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology.

He was chair of the American College of Cardiology Committee on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for four years. Dr. Blumenthal serves as co-chair of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Committee that is in charge of updating the prevention guidelines. The new blood pressure management guidelines were published in 2017. The updated cholesterol management, lifestyle, and risk assessment guidelines are scheduled to be completed in 2018.

In your copy of the 2018 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper, you'll receive a thorough overview of what the medical field knows about CHD: the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests and procedures, treatment options and heart-smart lifestyle choices to help you maintain optimal wellness despite your CHD. You'll find detailed discussions of the most common heart conditions, including:

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Various types of arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation

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The 2018 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper is designed with YOU in mind, to help you work with your doctor to ensure the best outcome. Use what you learn to help you:

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes in your heart health as they occur.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask informed questions and understand the answers.
  • Make the right decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest surgical techniques and the most promising research.
  • Take control of your condition and act from scientifically sound knowledge rather than myths.

This is the kind of clear, comprehensive health information you need to take charge of your health. Use what you learn to discuss your concerns intelligently with your doctor and to make the best, most informed decisions possible.

In the 2018 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper you'll learn about:

  • The risk factors for CHD that can be controlled—either minimized or eliminated altogether.
  • Other risk factors for CHD that cannot be changed. If you have one or more of them, you need to take steps to prevent CHD by managing the modifiable risk factors discussed in the White Paper.
  • Growing evidence demonstrates that sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Find out how you can protect yourself against the cardiovascular effects of sleep apnea.
  • You'll learn about answers to questions like this one:  I recently read that atrial fibrillation often goes undiagnosed. Should I ask my doctor about getting tested for it?
  • How to be prepared. If your doctor suspects that you have CHD, he or she may conduct a number of exams and tests. Learn about exams and tests typically given and what's involved. For example: during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) you must lie very still while the machine takes pictures of your heart. Depending on how many images are needed, the test may take up to one hour. Because of the magnets involved in MRI, some individuals with pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, or certain other devices in the body cannot have the test.
  • How the lifestyle choices you make have a significant impact on your risk of CHD and your ability to manage the disease if it develops. It’s important to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle, even if your doctor prescribes medication or you undergo angioplasty or bypass surgery to treat blocked arteries. Lifestyle changes can help make your medications more effective and the results of angioplasty or bypass surgery more long-lasting. Get the recommended lifestyle measures for the prevention and treatment of CHD.
  • The best time to eat for heart health. Find out what the research says about mealtime.
  • Whether to take a fish oil supplement. Find out what the American Heart Association says about adding omega-3 fish oil supplements to your medicine cabinet.
  • How the food you eat is a potent weapon in reducing your risk of CHD and preventing it from getting worse. Get advice on how to adopt a diet that may improve your heart health and lower your chances of having a heart attack or other cardiovascular event.
  • Diets rich in plant foods that are recommended for lowering heart disease risk—but that could backfire if you pick the wrong kinds of plant foods. It’s clear that simply cutting out animal products like red and processed meats is not enough. Find out what heart-healthy choices to replace them with.
  • Regular exercise as a heart-healthy habit - one that is never too late to begin. Learn more about the benefits of exercise and get advice on how to get started and stay safe.
  • When taking medication should be considered. For some people, lifestyle changes are all that are needed to control risk factors for CHD. However, when these measures don’t produce the desired results, medications can be added. Learn more about the medications used to prevent and treat coronary heart disease.
  • Expert answers to questions like this one: "I want to stop taking my statin medication because of the side effects. Is there any harm in doing so?"
  • New research showing that alcohol abuse increases the risk for atrial fibrillation, heart attack, and heart failure at least as much as already established cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. If you do drink alcohol, learn more about the risks and benefits of alcohol consumption.

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  • New study finds that one of the latest cholesterol-lowering drugs can protect high-risk patients. Are the new drugs for you? Statins remain the standard of care for most people with high cholesterol levels. But for others at high risk, find out if it is reasonable to consider adding a PCSK9 inhibitor.
  • Updated for 2018: Drug chart for lowering lipid levels.
  • Has your doctor put you on aspirin? Have you considered stopping? Find out what a large study suggests about the risk of heart attack.
  • Updated for 2018: Drugs for Angina.
  • Expert answers to questions like this one: "Can bypass surgery boost my quality of life?"
  • Updated for 2018: Drugs for heart failure.

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  • A thorough overview of the condition, its causes and symptoms ...
  • Treatment options, with our recommendations ...
  • Groundbreaking new research and a review of the latest studies ...
  • A glossary of medical terms you need to understand ...
  • Lists of health information organizations and support groups that specialize in the disorder ...

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