February 2011

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In This Issue

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Your doctor might suspect an arrhythmia based on your medical history and symptoms that include palpitations or a feeling of “skipped” beats, or if you visit the emergency room because you fainted or experience chest pain.
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When Your Inheritance Includes Caregiving

As treatment of serious or life-threatening medical conditions has steadily improved, the number of years that caregivers can expect to carry out their responsibilities has steadily increased.
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Heart News

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.


Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease survivors and their loved ones.

Life's Simple 7

Improving your health is as easy as minding seven simple health factors and behaviors. Tips and information to help you improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These heart patients, their loved ones and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.