- Review recipes and topics on healthy eating for your heart by reading about the U.S. dietary guidelines.
- Recipes for a heart-healthy lifestyle.
- Plant-Based recipes
- How does plant-forward (plant-based) eating benefit your health?
- Read about the role of sugar in cardiac health.
- Learn more about cholesterol. What it is and what it does for you?
- Become skilled at creating and maintaining an active lifestyle.
- Discover the ways that exercise can help your heart.
- Gain some insight into fitness basics.
- Learn to manage your stress.
- Discover tools and support through The Benson Henry Institute to reduce the physical and emotional stress in your life.
- Understand the essentials of meditation and mindfulness through Headspace and their free basic course.
- Read up on how to quit smoking through tips from former smokers.
- Understand the role of alcohol and how it can affect your heart health.
What Is Your Risk?
- Identify eight cardiovascular risk factors that you can assess and track using Life’s Essential 8.
- Use the risk calculator for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease created by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
- Learn about your risk for conditions that can run in families at My Family Health Portrait.
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Discover more about having this condition.
- Coronary Artery Disease: Understand more about the disease that is the leading cause of death in men and women.
- Heart Attack: Know the signs.
- Peripheral Artery Disease: Understand the link of PAD to heart attacks and strokes.
- High Blood Pressure: Read about hypertension and how 1 in 2 people live with it.
- High Cholesterol: Discover how to carry on with hyperlipidemia.
- Metabolic Syndrome: Uncover your risk factors.
- Heart Failure: Learn about having this condition.
- Congenital Heart Disease: Recognize the most common birth defect.
- Valvular Heart Disease: Understand the disease that occurs when any valve in the heart is damaged or diseased.
Manage Your Care
- Make an appointment with a preventive cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Ask your doctor these questions about coronary artery disease.
- Contact your doctor through Massachusetts General Hospital’s Patient Gateway. In addition, during your next appointment speak to either your nurse or doctor and ask for the best way to reach them.
- Gain an understanding of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and see if you qualify.
- Get the most out of your medications.
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Facts, Statistics, and News
- Gain more information about heart disease facts and statistics, and why heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women?
- Learn more about heart disease and how to prevent it at Million Hearts.
- Attain an understanding about What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
- American Heart Association
- National Lung, Blood and Heart Institute
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- American College of Cardiology
- American College of Cardiology – Cardiosmart
- Download the My Cardiac Coach application to assist with recovery after a heart attack.
- Try nutrition tracking with Lose it!
- Find tools for fitness support as you cultivate an active lifestyle.
- Reduce your stress by trying these mindfulness apps – Calm , Buddify , or Headspace .
Videos from the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
- Exercise and Successful Lifestyle Change
- Strength Training and Stretching
- Cardiac Medications
- Coronary Anatomy and Risk Factors
- Symptom Recognition
- Dining Out
- Mind/Body Practice: Meditation
- Stress and Your Heart
- Explore clinical trials and how they open up the way for new treatments and medications in heart disease.