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Preventing Heart Disease
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Dr. Stephanie Coulter on preventing heart disease. 

5 steps to beat the odds against heart disease.


"80% of all cardiovascular disease is preventable.
It is not curable."—
Stephanie Coulter, MD

Tools to help you know your risk: 

Practice prevention:

Learn to be heart healthy: 

  • Healthy-Heart Guide—"Heart Smart" topics about exercise, nutrition, cholesterol, and more.
  • "Ask a Heart Doctor" to search previously posted questions/responses or to ask a question of your own.
 Women and Heart Disease Interactive Patient Resource Guide [from WomenHeart] Women and Heart Disease – a patient resource guide published by WomenHeart. This interactive online workbook provides educational resources and support as you learn about cardiovascular disease and the impact it has on overall health. The workbook includes videos, print tools, and an audio version of the written text. [en español, Las mujeres y la enfermedad cardíaca]


Updated January 2015


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