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Coronary Artery Calcium Testing

Sep, 2015

A coronary artery calcium (CAC) test is a simplified CAT scan that measures the amount of calcium build-­‐up in the walls of the heart arteries. Download this tear sheet to find out when to consider a CAC test, what to expect, and when a CAC test may not be helpful.

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Tags: Risk Assessment,

Cardiovascular Risk Calculation

Sep, 2015

 Cardiovascular risk calculators are simple tools that can help you and your provider estimate your future risk of a heart attack or stroke so you can take steps to reduce your risk before symptoms occur. Download this tear sheet to learn the benefits and limitations of risk calculators for estimating future cardiovascular risk.

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Tags: Risk Assessment,

High Blood Triglycerides

Sep, 2015

 Triglycerides (TGs) are essential fats (also called “lipids”) transported in our bloodstream with cholesterol. Download this tear sheet to discover diets, lifestyle changes, and medications for reducing high triglycerides.

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Tags: Drug Therapies, Lifestyle-Diet/Nutrition,

Tips for Increasing Your Physical Activity to Prevent Heart Disease

Sep, 2015

The National Lipid Association Recommendations1,2 emphasize lifestyle therapies as a cornerstone to prevent heart disease. Lifestyle therapies include physical activity.

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Tags: Lifestyle-Exercise,

The Newest Nutrition Recommendations to Prevent Heart Disease

Sep, 2015

The NLA Recommendations emphasize nutrition habits as a cornerstone to prevent heart disease. Healthy eating habits can help you reach your cholesterol and triglyceride goals.

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Tags: Lifestyle-Diet/Nutrition,

Know Your Cholesterol: Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Jun, 2015

To learn more about the NLA Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia, as well as how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, click below. Disclosure: The NLA would like to thank Amgen Inc. for their support in the dissemination of this resource.

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Tags: Risk Assessment,

Patient Tear Pad Information

Oct, 2014

To provide even more information on important diet and exercise decisions for patients, download the patient tear pad information developed as part of the "What's Your Number?" campaign.

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Tags: Lifestyle-Diet/Nutrition,

What's Your Number??

Aug, 2014

To learn more about triglycerides and how they might affect you, download our patient handout, created to help you answer "What's Your Number?"

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Tags: Risk Factors,

FH Patient Registry Guide

Oct, 2013

If your health care provider has suggested that you join the FH Patient registry, download this patient tear sheet that will assist you in filling out the information required for the FH Patient Registry. Health care providers: you can also download this form and give it to your FH patients.

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Tags: Risk Factors,

Advanced Lipid Testing

May, 2013

Advanced lipid testing may be recommended by your healthcare provider to optimize your cholesterol treatment. Advanced lipid tests are performed because standard cholesterol tests may not completely represent cholesterol-related risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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Tags: Risk Assessment,

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by Dr. Radut.