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CardioSmart Patient Fact Sheets

CardioSmart Patient Fact Sheets
Patient Fact Sheets en Español

Free, downloadable resources for your patients. Studies show that the majority of patients fail to retain the information you relate to them during the office visit. Let these CardioSmart fact sheets help you reinforce the key messages from your office visit discussions regarding your patients' care and treatment.

Jump to: Heart Disease | Heart Failure | Your Tests | Major Risk Factors | Complications of Heart Disease | Diabetes | Exercise | Healthy Eating and Weight Management | Your Health | Mental and Emotional Health | End-of-Life Care

Heart DiseaseBack to Top
Atrial Fibrillation[Español]
Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Try Cardioversion?[Español]
Atrial Fibrillation: Taking Blood Thinners Safely[Español]
Heart Disease: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm[Español]
Heart Disease: Angioplasty[Español]
Heart Disease: Antiplatelet Treatment[Español]
Heart Disease: Aspirin[Español]
Heart Disease: Cardiac Catheterization[Español]
Heart Disease: Cardiac Rehab[Español]
Heart Disease: Chest Pain (Angina)[Español]
Heart Disease: Coping With Grief[Español]
Heart Disease: Dilated Cardiomyopathy[Español]
Heart Disease: Heart Attack[Español]
Heart Disease: How to Get Enough Exercise[Español]
Heart Disease: How to Manage Your Cholesterol[Español]
Heart Disease: How to Manage Your Life After a Heart Attack[Español]
Heart Disease: How Your Heart Works[Español]
Heart Disease: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy[Español]
Heart Disease: Lifestyle Changes to Manage Cholesterol[Español]
Heart Disease: Restrictive Cardiomyopathy[Español]
Heart Problems: Beta-Blockers[Español]
Heart Problems: Taking Your Medicines Safely[Español]
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)[Español]
Warfarin: Tips for Safe Use[Español]
Heart FailureBack to Top
Heart Failure[Español]
Heart Failure: ACE Inhibitors[Español]
Heart Failure: Aldosterone Receptor Antagonists[Español]
Heart Failure: ARBs[Español]
Heart Failure: Checking Your Weight Daily[Español]
Heart Failure: Digoxin[Español]
Heart Failure: Diuretics[Español]
Heart Failure: Heart Rhythm Problems[Español]
Heart Failure: How Is It Diagnosed?[Español]
Heart Failure: How to Limit Your Fluids[Español]
Heart Failure: How to Limit Your Sodium[Español]
Heart Failure: Living With the Disease[Español]
Heart Failure: Making Lifestyle Changes[Español]
Heart Failure: Managing Other Diseases[Español]
Heart Failure: Medicines That Help Symptoms[Español]
Heart Failure: Medicines That Slow the Disease[Español]
Heart Failure: Medicines to Avoid[Español]
Heart Failure: Sleep Apnea[Español]
Heart Failure: Understanding the Symptoms[Español]
Heart Failure: Vasodilators[Español]
Your TestsBack to Top
Your Test: Blood Cell Count[Español]
Your Test: Cholesterol Test[Español]
Your Test: Diabetes Testing[Español]
Your Test: Echocardiograms[Español]
Your Test: How to Read Your Lab Test Results[Español]
Your Test: Lung Function Tests[Español]
Your Test: Prothrombin Time and INR[Español]
Your Test: Retinal Imaging[Español]
Major Risk FactorsBack to Top
High Blood Pressure[Español]
High Blood Pressure in Children[Español]
High Blood Pressure: ACE Inhibitors and ARBs[Español]
High Blood Pressure: Adding DASH to Your Life[Español]
High Cholesterol[Español]
High Cholesterol: Medicines[Español]
High Cholesterol: The TLC Diet[Español]
Smoking: How to Quit[Español]
Smoking: Should I Take Medicine to Quit?[Español]
Smoking: Should I Use Nicotine Replacement to Quit?[Español]
Complications of Heart DiseaseBack to Top
Kidney Disease: Controlling Your Blood Pressure[Español]
Kidney Disease: How the Kidneys Work[Español]
Kidney Disease: How to Lower Your Cholesterol[Español]
Kidney Disease: Kidney Function Tests[Español]
Kidney Disease: Medicines You Should Avoid[Español]
Kidney Disease: The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease[Español]
Stroke: Stroke Rehabilitation[Español]
Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)[Español]
DiabetesBack to Top
Diabetes, Type 1[Español]
Diabetes, Type 2: Prediabetes[Español]
Diabetes, Type 2: Taking Care of Yourself[Español]
Diabetes: All About Exercise[Español]
Diabetes: Basic Care[Español]
Diabetes: Blood Sugar Readings[Español]
Diabetes: Cholesterol Screening[Español]
Diabetes: Diabetic Ketoacidosis[Español]
Diabetes: Diabetic Retinopathy[Español]
Diabetes: Eye Exams[Español]
Diabetes: Gastroparesis[Español]
Diabetes: High Blood Sugar[Español]
Diabetes: How Drinking Affects This Disease[Español]
Diabetes: How to Care for Wounds[Español]
Diabetes: How to Count Carbohydrates[Español]
Diabetes: How to Create a Sick-Day Plan[Español]
Diabetes: How to Give a Mixed-Dose Insulin Shot[Español]
Diabetes: How to Give a Single-Dose Insulin Shot[Español]
Diabetes: How to Manage the Disease as a Senior[Español]
Diabetes: How to Manage Your Blood Pressure[Español]
Diabetes: How to Manage Your Cholesterol[Español]
Diabetes: How to Take Care of Your Feet[Español]
Diabetes: How to Test Your Blood Sugar[Español]
Diabetes: Insulin[Español]
Diabetes: Ketone Testing[Español]
Diabetes: Long-Term Problems[Español]
Diabetes: Low Blood Sugar[Español]
Diabetes: Microalbumin Urine Tests[Español]
Diabetes: Peripheral Neuropathy[Español]
Diabetes: Sending Your Child to Day Care[Español]
Diabetes: Sending Your Child to School[Español]
Diabetes: Tips for Healthy Eating[Español]
Diabetes: Tips for Healthy Snacks[Español]
Diabetes: Tips for Planning Meals[Español]
Diabetes: Using the Plate Format to Plan Meals[Español]
Diabetes: Your A1c Test[Español]
ExerciseBack to Top
Exercise: Being Active When You Have a Chronic Disease[Español]
Exercise: Finding Activities That Work for You[Español]
Exercise: Finding the Right Shoes[Español]
Exercise: Get Active as a Family[Español]
Exercise: How to Start[Español]
Exercise: How to Use a Pedometer[Español]
Exercise: Increasing Core Stability[Español]
Exercise: Measuring Intensity[Español]
Exercise: Setting Goals to Get Active[Español]
Exercise: Staying Motivated[Español]
Exercise: Strength Training[Español]
Exercise: The Key to Good Health[Español]
Exercise: Walking for Wellness[Español]
Healthy Eating and Weight ManagementBack to Top
Healthy Eating: Breakfast Ideas[Español]
Healthy Eating: Controlling Your Portions[Español]
Healthy Eating: Cutting Calories[Español]
Healthy Eating: Dealing With Emotional Eating[Español]
Healthy Eating: Dietary Supplements[Español]
Healthy Eating: Dinner Ideas[Español]
Healthy Eating: Eating More Fruits and Vegetables[Español]
Healthy Eating: Ethnic Foods[Español]
Healthy Eating: Grocery Shopping[Español]
Healthy Eating: Heart-Healthy Fats[Español]
Healthy Eating: Helping Your Child Eat Healthy Foods[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Cut Back on Fats[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Eat a Low-Salt Diet[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Get the Right Amount of Potassium[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Read Food Labels[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Read Food Labels to Cut Back on Sodium[Español]
Healthy Eating: How to Start Eating Better[Español]
Healthy Eating: Lunch Ideas[Español]
Healthy Eating: Making Better Choices When You Eat Out[Español]
Healthy Eating: Meal Planning [Español]
Healthy Eating: Smart Ways to Save Money[Español]
Healthy Eating: Snack Tips[Español]
Healthy Eating: The DASH Diet[Español]
Healthy Eating: Tips for Cooking Healthy Meals[Español]
Healthy Eating: Tips for Kids and Teens[Español]
Healthy Eating: Tips for Parents[Español]
Healthy Eating: Too Many Sugary Drinks?[Español]
Healthy Eating: Using a Food Journal[Español]
Weight Management: BMI[Español]
Weight Management: Body Fat[Español]
Weight Management: Exercise for Weight Control[Español]
Weight Management: Healthy Eating[Español]
Weight Management: How to Reach a Healthy Weight[Español]
Weight Management: How to Tell If You're at a Healthy Weight[Español]
Your HealthBack to Top
Breathing Problems: How to Control Stress[Español]
Breathing Problems: How Your Lungs Work[Español]
Flu: Should I Get a Flu Vaccine?[Español]
Gum Disease[Español]
Headaches: Migraine[Español]
Headaches: Recurring Migraines[Español]
Metabolic Syndrome[Español]
Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes[Español]
Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes and Eating[Español]
Pregnancy: High Blood Pressure[Español]
Pregnancy: How to Exercise[Español]
Senior Health: High-Risk Medicines[Español]
Senior Health: How to Exercise[Español]
Senior Health: How to Manage Pain[Español]
Senior Health: Preventing Falls[Español]
Senior Health: When Medicine Affects Your Balance[Español]
Sick-Day Plan When You Have a Health Condition[Español]
Sleep Apnea: CPAP Breathing Machines[Español]
Thyroid Disease: How Your Thyroid Works[Español]
Thyroid Disease: Hyperthyroidism[Español]
Thyroid Disease: Hypothyroidism[Español]
Your Child's Health: Good Habits[Español]
Your Health: Alcohol[Español]
Your Health: Complementary Medicine[Español]
Your Health: CPR Training[Español]
Your Health: Hepatitis B Shot[Español]
Your Health: How to Find Emotional Support[Español]
Your Health: How to Keep a Pain Diary[Español]
Your Health: How to Lower Your Stress[Español]
Your Health: How to Measure Your Pulse[Español]
Your Health: How To Monitor Your Medicines[Español]
Your Health: How to Partner with Your Doctor[Español]
Your Health: How to Prevent Falls[Español]
Your Health: How to Prevent Food Poisoning[Español]
Your Health: How to Talk to Your Doctor About Pain[Español]
Your Health: How to Use a Sodium Diary[Español]
Your Health: Iron-Deficiency Anemia[Español]
Your Health: Questions to Ask About Your Medicines[Español]
Your Health: Screening Tests for Women[Español]
Your Health: Should I Try Complementary Medicine?[Español]
Your Health: Stay Active While You Heal[Español]
Your Health: Staying Safe When You Take Several Medicines[Español]
Your Health: Substance Abuse Self-Test[Español]
Your Health: Tips for Caregivers[Español]
Your Health: Tips for Taking Medicine Safely[Español]
Your Health: Tips to Manage Holiday Stress[Español]
Your Health: Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy[Español]
Your Health: Vaccinations[Español]
Your Health: Vitamin K[Español]
Your Health: What to Do When Chronic Disease Affects Your Sex Life[Español]
Your Health: Work-Life Balance[Español]
Your Health: Your Risk of Kidney Disease[Español]
Mental and Emotional HealthBack to Top
Anxiety and Panic[Español]
Depression: Dealing With Chronic Disease[Español]
Depression: How to Handle Depression At Work[Español]
Depression: Treatments[Español]
Depression: Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants[Español]
Depression: Using a Symptom Diary[Español]
Depression: What If I'm Not Getting Better?[Español]
Depression: Who Can Treat You?[Español]
Emotional Problems: Depression, Anxiety, and Anger[Español]
Emotional Problems: Staying Well After Release From the Hospital[Español]
End-of-Life CareBack to Top
End-of-Life Care: Advance Directives[Español]
End-of-Life Care: Do I Want Life Support?[Español]
End-of-Life Care: Do I Want to Stop Life-Prolonging Treatment?[Español]
End-of-Life Care: Durable Power of Attorney[Español]
End-of-Life Care: How to Plan for Your Advanced Care[Español]
End-of-Life Care: Writing an Advance Directive[Español]