Educational Materials for Patients
Know the Facts About Heart Disease
This full-color, easy-to-read handout describes the risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease.
- Heart Disease Fact Sheet
- Men and Heart Disease
- Women and Heart Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet
- Heart Failure Fact Sheet
- Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Listen to CDC podcasts for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it.
- A Cup of Health with CDC: Help a Hurting Heart
National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month—October 2010
For most medical conditions, early detection and a quick response are important for a positive outcome. That’s especially true with a sudden cardiac arrest, during which the heart abruptly stops beating effectively, resulting in loss of blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.
Date released: 10/14/10
- Ask CDC: Women—Be Smart About Your Heart
Our question this week is from a woman who heard on the radio that women are just as likely to have heart disease as men. She wants to know if that's true.
Date released: 4/20/09
- A Cup of Health with CDC: Listen to Your Heart
Each year, approximately half a million Americans die from a heart attack. Robert Merritt, Branch Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, discusses the causes of heart attacks and the advancements in drug treatments and new cardiac technologies, including automated external defibrillators.
Date released: 3/20/08
- A Minute of Health with CDC: Listen to Your Heart
Each year, approximately half a million Americans die from a heart attack, and this broadcast discusses common symptoms of an impending heart attack.
Date released: 3/20/08
Send a heart-healthy e-card today to help promote heart disease and stroke prevention.
The following Web sites include government health links and resources about heart disease—
- Heart and Vascular Diseases: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Heart Diseases: Medline Plus (a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health)
- HeartHub for Patients: American Heart Association
- Cardiovascular Diseases—Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality