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2 Introduction: What is acute coronary syndrome? . . . . . . . . 4 CHAPTER 1 Understanding acute coronary syndrome (ACS) What causes acute coronary syndrome? . . . . 5 Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How is ACS diagnosed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 How is ACS treated? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Can ACS be prevented? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter 1 Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CHAPTER 2 Stroke and heart attack What is a stroke? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Signs and symptoms of a stroke . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What can I do to prevent a second stroke? . 11 What is a heart attack? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Signs and symptoms of a heart attack . . . . . 13 What can I do to help prevent a second heart attack? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Chapter 2 Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 CHAPTER 3 Hypertension and cholesterol Understanding and controlling hypertension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Understanding and controlling cholesterol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Wellness strategies to lower cholesterol . . . 20 Chapter 3 Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 CHAPTER 4: Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia? . . . . 22 How is FH diagnosed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 What does this diagnosis mean for my family and me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 What treatments are available? . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chapter 4 Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 CHAPTER 5: Managing risk factors and making healthy changes Managing your weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Starting an exercise program . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Making lifestyle changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Medication compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Chapter 5 Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 CHAPTER 6: Resources Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Inside the guide DISCLAIMER: This guidebook is intended for informational purposes only, with the understanding that no one should rely upon this information as the basis for medical decisions. Anyone requiring medical or other healthcare services should consult a medical or healthcare professional. Any actions based on the information provided herein are entirely the responsibility of the user and/or of any medical or other healthcare professionals who advised such actions. Anyone who uses the suggested dietary and physical activity/exercise areas in this guidebook should consult a medical or healthcare provider before starting a diet or physical activity/exercise program. ABC and The FH Foundation have used reasonable efforts to include timely and accurate information in this guidebook. Accordingly, the sponsor, partners, producers, and others make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein and specifically disclaim any liability, expressed or implied, in connection therewith. ©2016 Krames StayWell, LLC www.kramesstaywell.com All rights reserved.


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