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P1136 Women and Heart Disease

3 How to use this workbook This patient guide provides information about cardiovascular disease and its impact on your overall health. Over 42 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American women 20 years of age or older. Many women are not aware of their risk for cardiovascular disease and the many lifestyle changes they can make to improve their heart health. This guide has information to help you understand heart disease and its risk factors, tips for healthy eating and increasing your activity level, and support for making heart healthy choices. This guide includes informative videos and print tools that can support your efforts to lead a heart healthy life. There are links to additional resources to offer more support for you and your family. Guiding Your Way Throughout this Patient Resource Guide, use these interactive features to add to your learning experience: Open PDF. Download or print pages that help you manage your heart health. To use this tool, install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). Audio. Listen to the audio version of the pages you are viewing. To use this, make sure you have the most recent free copy of Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Play. Play videos and animations by pressing the play button. Highlighted Text. Click on any highlighted text (in red) and you will see a definition of that word. Learning Checks. Check what you have learned throughout this Guide. Help. Click the help button on the Menu Bar to get help using this Patient Resource Guide. Aa © Association of Black Cardiologists. All rights reserved. Used with permission. PLAY VIDEO Heart Health for the Generations


P1136 Women and Heart Disease
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