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  • 1. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 2. Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure original article page for simple science
  • 3. Shaking the Salt Habit The American Heart Association explains the sources of sodium and how to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet to help lower high blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure.
  • 4. A cup of beetroot juice a day may help lower blood pressure original article page for simple science
  • 5. Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk original article page for simple science
  • 6. Manage Blood Pressure With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to manage blood pressure with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 7. HBPR Science News: Message from the Past Chair, HBPR Council HBPR Past Chair Welcome Message Video -Gabriel Navar.
  • 8. Doctor Appointments: Questions to Ask Your Doctor The American Heart Association explains that one of the most important relationships you?ll ever have is the one you?ll develop with your doctor. Learn why.
  • 9. High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Find tools to manage your high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • 10. Grandmother Gains a Healthy Lifestyle & Loses 84 Pounds The American Heart Association brings this survivor story about Sandra, who decided to take a break from her stressful work and collapsed. The fainting episode led to a serious wake-up call when a heart specialist informed her that her unhealthy lifestyle was killing her. Learn more.
  • 11. Blood Pressure Quizzes How much do you really know about high blood pressure and how to manage it?
  • 12. Reduce Blood Sugar with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to reduce blood sugar using these simple tips.
  • 13. Glazed Sweet Potato Cubes A holiday meal doesn?t seem complete without sweet potatoes. This healthful version will be a family favorite for years to come.
  • 14. Tropical Fruit Dippers Feel free to substitute your favorite seasonal fruits for the pineapple and mango dippers. Some good ones to try include berries, pears, and apples.
  • 15. Tortilla Scramble Try the American Heart Association's recipe: tortilla scramble.
  • 16. Heart-Health Risk Assessments from the American Heart Association The American Heart Association offers these heart-health risk assessment tools such as heart attack risk asessment, high blood pressure risk calculator, my diabetes Life Assessment and My Life Check.
  • 17. Leisure-time exercise can lower your risk of high blood pressure original article page for simple science
  • 18. HIV and Atherosclerosis The American Heart Association explains that people living with HIV are at higher risk for artery blockage problems or atherosclerosis.
  • 19. Meditation and Heart Health The American Heart Association explains that meditation could help you lower your risks of cardiovascular disease.
  • 20. Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke_1277477874666 High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 21. High Blood Pressure in Children The American Heart Association answers questions about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in children including, what causes hypertension in children? What is the treatment for high blood pressure or HBP in children?
  • 22. How to Monitor and Record Your Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how to monitor your blood pressure acurately at home.
  • 23. Your Path to Healthy Blood Pressure High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. The American Heart Association helps you find your path to healthy blood pressure.
  • 24. High Blood Pressure and African Americans The American Heart Association helps explain why being African American raises your chances of having high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
  • 25. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 26. Nancy Book's High Blood Pressure Story Losing weight information from The American Heart Association.
  • 27. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 28. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is diagnosed, how high blood pressure is called the "silent killer," and how to monitor your blood pressure.
  • 29. Salmon with Honey-Balsamic Glaze Use simple ingredients likely to be found in your kitchen to create a far-from-ordinary glaze for this easy entrée.
  • 30. Buttermilk Pancakes with Apple-Cinnamon Topping These tender pancakes are made with whole-wheat flour, which gives them a healthy twist. The spicy-sweet apple topping is a real treat.
  • 31. The Salty Six The American Heart Association helps you learn the most common foods loaded with excess sodium.
  • 32. Hey Kids, Keep Your Blood Pressure Healthy The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to keep their blood pressure healthy with Life's Simple 7.
  • 33. Why Blood Pressure Matters The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to damage to the coronary arteries, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection, atherosclerosis, Stroke, Kidney damage, Vision loss, Erectile dysfunction, Memory loss, Fluid in the lungs and Angina.
  • 34. Hot Tub and Sauna Use and High Blood Pressure The Amerrican Heart Association explains the potentially harmful affects of hot tubs and saunas to people with high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
  • 35. Stroke and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and defines the different types of strokes.
  • 36. Cranberry Spritzer When the mercury climbs, the only thing melting will be the rainbow sherbet in this tangy and slightly tart, very refreshing drink.
  • 37. Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa The fresh tomato-basil salsa will have you "hooked" on this delicious salmon dish. Rich in omega-3 fats, salmon is good for your heart as well as your taste buds.
  • 38. Shaking Your Salt Habit Brochure: Reducing sodium to lower blood pressure This brochure provides a checklist for assessing current consumption, identifies high- and low-sodium foods, profiles a wide range of alternative seasonings and the foods they can be used with. It also gives strategies for dining out, and more.
  • 39. Understanding Blood Pressure Readings What are blood pressure readings? Systolic, diastolic? The American Heart Association helps you understand the various levels of blood pressure and how high blood pressure or hypertension is defined. also learn about prehypertension, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, and what is a healthy blood pressure.
  • 40. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets that cover a range of cardiovascular conditions including angina, arrhythmia, atrial fibrilation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and heart failure.
  • 41. Erectile Dysfunction and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can cause erectile dysfunction.
  • 42. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 43. High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy lifestyle habits, encourage cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, manage cardiovascular disease by recommending lifestyle modifications, and meet the special needs of underserved and minority markets.
  • 44. Understand Your Risk for High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.
  • 45. Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore This classic Italian mainstay has been updated for today?s modern cook, and with less sodium.
  • 46. Four-Onion Dip Four-Onion dip recipe
  • 47. Sugar Snap Peas with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce In just a couple of minutes, you can enjoy a colorful and tasty side dish that is perfect to serve with grilled flank steak or stir-fried chicken tenders.
  • 48. High Blood Pressure and Women The American Heart Association explains higher risk for high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in women including birth control and high blood pressure, pregnancy and preeclampsia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), toxemia of pregnancy and menopause and high blood pressure.
  • 49. Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains that sleep apnea prevents restful sleep is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.
  • 50. High Blood Pressure Brochure This easy-to-understand, tri-fold brochure provides information on what high blood pressure is, how it affects the cardiovascular system, the absence of symptoms, and how it is treated.
  • 51. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring The American Heart Association explains how to keep track of your blood pressure levels at home in addition to regular measurements taken at a healthcare professional's office. Download the American Heart Association's blood pressure tracker chart to help monitor your blood pressure at home.
  • 52. Potassium and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that for those with hypertension, a diet that includes natural sources of potassium is important in controlling high blood pressure because potassium blunts the effects of sodium.
  • 53. Stress and Blood Pressure Does stress cause high blood pressure? The American Heart Association explains the link between hypertension and stress level.
  • 54. Breakfast Crostini Crostini, an Italian word that means ?little toasts,? are usually served as an appetizer. These nutritious egg-and-vegetable crostini, however, are a great way to start your day.
  • 55. More Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association helps you learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 56. American Heart Association backs current BP treatments A recent report recommends healthcare providers take a new approach to treating high blood pressure for people older than 60. But based on the current research available, the American Heart Association recommends that healthcare providers continue to follow existing guidelines for treating high blood pressure.
  • 57. Hypertensive Crisis What is hypertensive crisis? The American Heart Association explains that Hypertensive crises can present as hypertensive urgency or as a hypertensive emergency. If your systolic blood pressure is over 180 or your diastolic blood pressure is over 110, you could be having an hypertensive crisis and should seek medical attention immediately.
  • 58. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure Print this page and add your own high blood pressure questions to ask your physician.
  • 59. 75% of Americans Want Less Sodium in Processed and Restaurant Foods The American Heart Association helps you learn the truth about sodium and salt by busting these common myths.
  • 60. Los Seis Salados Para Los Niños en Español The American Heart Association helps you learn the most common foods kids eat that are loaded with excess sodium.
  • 61. Lemon-Thyme Roasted Potatoes Roasting lemons caramelizes their peel, making it soft and removing its natural bitterness. Here the caramelized peel is minced so the tiny pieces can easily be distributed among the roasted red potato halves.
  • 62. Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa Whether served at room temperature or chilled, this refreshing salsa is terrific served with no-salt-added baked tortilla chips or spooned over fat-free vanilla yogurt.
  • 63. What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure? The American Heart Association explains the symptoms of high blood pressure, also called hypertension and the "silent killer" because it generally has no symptoms.
  • 64. The Salty Six Spanish - Los seis salados The American Heart Association helps you learn the most common foods loaded with excess sodium.
  • 65. How to Track Your Sodium The American Heart Association helps you learn how much sodium you are getting in your diet with this handy tracker.
  • 66. Weight Management and Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how maintaining a healthy weight may help lower your blood pressure.
  • 67. Turkey Cutlets with Country Gravy Turkey Cutlets with Country Gravy
  • 68. Personal Stories The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
  • 69. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 70. Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.
  • 71. The Salty Six: Are the Foods You Eat Most Often High in Sodium? The American Heart Association explains the "salty six" most commonly eaten foods in the American diet that contain high amounts of sodium.
  • 72. Life's Simple 7® | Manage Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that managing blood pressure is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood pressure.
  • 73. Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor To monitor your blood pressure or hypertension at home, the American Heart Association recommends an automatic, cuff-style, bicep (upper-arm) monitor.
  • 74. Sex and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can can impact your sex life.
  • 75. How High Blood Pressure is Diagnosed The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is diagnosed.
  • 76. Low Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains low blood pressure and how low is too low? Find out the symptoms of low blood pressure and the causes of low blood pressure.
  • 77. My Personal Health Tracker Features tracking charts that encourage people to monitor their cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and glucose at each doctor?s visit. Allows tracking of medications and other vital health data. Also includes tips for lowering your risk for heart disease.
  • 78. Check. Change. Control. Blood Pressure Program Learn more about the American Heart Association blood pressure monitoring programs.
  • 79. Eggplant with Roasted Bell Pepper Relish Eggplant with Roasted Bell Pepper Relish
  • 80. Physical Activity and Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that regular, moderately-vigorous physical activity is an important element in managing your blood pressure and reducing hypertension.
  • 81. Myths About High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association debunks the common myths and misconceptions about high blood pressure.
  • 82. Kidney Damage and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can cause kidney damage that can lead to kidney failure.
  • 83. Heart and Artery Damage and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage your heart, damage the walls of the arteries which can lead to a heart attack and cause heart failure.
  • 84. Halibut with Green Onions and Ginger Quick and super-easy, this dish gets lots of flavor from the aromatic ingredients in the topping. Serve the fish with brown rice and your favorite green veggie for a healthful meal.
  • 85. Italian Gazpacho Gazpacho, a Spanish soup served chilled or at room temperature, goes Italian with the addition of lots of fresh basil.
  • 86. 7 Salty Myths BUSTED The American Heart Association helps you learn the truth about sodium and salt by busting these common myths.
  • 87. Conditions The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • 88. High Blood Pressure Resources For Professionals HBP toolkit text TBD
  • 89. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on blood pressure, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, monitoring blood pressure, preeclampsia, systolic, diastolic, risk of high blood pressure, tretment of high blood pressure, prevention of high blood pressure, lower blood pressure
  • 90. Too Much Sodium Infographic The American Heart Association explains that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium with this new infographic.
  • 91. Grilled Chicken with Raspberry Glaze This sweet and tart dish uses only five ingredients and is super-simple to put together. You can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect entrée for a busy summer night.
  • 92. Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
  • 93. Over-the-Counter Medications Decongestants, sodium and other ingredients in over-the-counter medications can raise blood pressure. Some OTCs may interfere with prescription blood pressure medications.
  • 94. Keeping High Blood Pressure Under Control There?s helpful news for those with high blood pressure. By taking a few simple, practical steps, they can have a better chance of keeping their blood pressure under control.
  • 95. About High Blood Pressure What is hypertension or high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is a widely misunderstood medical condition. Some people think that those with hypertension are tense, nervous or hyperactive, but hypertension has nothing to do with personality traits. The truth is, you can be a calm, relaxed person and still have HBP.
  • 96. The Effects of Excess Sodium Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the effects of excess sodium on your health and appearance.
  • 97. Broccoli with Jalapeno and Garlic Tender-crisp broccoli tossed with garlic, jalapeño, cumin, and lime juice is a good complement for almost any Tex-Mex entrée. If you like a lot of heat, leave the ribs and some of the seeds in the jalapeño when you make this dish.
  • 98. Colorful Tuna Pasta Salad Some of the best recipes are the simplest, as this flavorful main dish salad proves. You can eat it as soon as you make it or prepare it up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 99. High Blood Pressure and Stroke Brochure This brochure alerts readers to the fact that high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. It provides clear directions for treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of first or recurrent stroke.
  • 100. What is High Blood Pressure? What is high blood pressure? What is hypertension? The American Heart Association explains that High blood pressure, also known as HBP, hypertension or the "silent killer" is a widely misunderstood medical condition.


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