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Johns Hopkins White Paper: Heart Attack Prevention

Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D.
Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This year, approximately 785,000 people in the U.S. will have a heart attack for the first time and another 470,000 will have a repeat heart attack.

Will YOU be one of them?

Do you know:

  • Heart attack risk factors?
  • The signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
  • How heart attack symptoms can be DIFFERENT in women and in men?
  • What to do IMMEDIATELY if you think you're having a heart attack?

If you don't know these potentially lifesaving facts, then READ ON....

If you're like most people over age 50, having a heart attack is probably one of your major health concerns-and understandably so. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Americans. As a result, you might think that heart attacks are an inevitable part of growing older. But there's nothing inevitable about them at all.

In fact, heart attacks are highly preventable. Regardless of your gender or age, you can dramatically reduce your chances of having a heart attack by incorporating into your everyday life the information you'll find in the 2013 edition of The Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper.

The death rate from heart attacks has been declining steadily for many years, in large part because people are receiving better medical care. Yet too many men and women are not taking the steps that could help protect them.

It's easier than you think. But you'd be amazed how many people ignore the #1 tool for preventing a heart attack:

Timely, accurate advice about WHAT WORKS

Simply put, you need to learn everything you can about what slows the progress of cardiovascular disease. And then do everything that's known to modern medicine to reduce your heart attack risk factors.

Clearly, saving your heart starts with the facts. When you are serious about preventing a heart attack, knowledge can give you some of the best protection available.

But who's going to tell you what you need to know?

Where can you turn to learn as much as possible about your condition so you are a truly well-informed health consumer?

You could try the library or the internet. But how will you know what's current ... what's accurate ... what's even safe?

Sure, you could talk to a friend or relative with a similar condition. But while social support is important, the choices you make should be based on solid, state-of-the-art scientific research.

You can consult your own physician. Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful if doctors had all the time required to give patients the in-depth education we all want and need?

Because your heart health can't wait, and your ability to avoid a heart attack rests on the actions you take today- not in a year or five years-the experts at world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine created the White Papers.

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper is available for you right now, so you can access the expertise of Johns Hopkins Medicine as you look for answers to your most important health questions. Thanks to this special offer, The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper is available now for only $19.95. That's a 50-percent savings off the regular $39.95 cover price. And the report comes complete with a money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied for any reason.

As soon as you receive The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper, you will learn:

  • The right statin strategy to prevent heart disease in healthy people.
  • Key warning signs that a heart attack is imminent ... and what you should do.
  • Screening for heart disease: Tests for those with no symptoms.
  • How to safeguard your heart from negative emotions.
  • Why a healthy lifestyle can protect your heart even if heart disease runs in your family.

New information you don't have to be a doctor to find out!

The Johns Hopkins White Papers give a whole new meaning to the phrase, "informed consumer." Armed with the latest research and clinical advice from the world's leading cardiologists, hundreds of thousands of Americans now rely on Johns Hopkins expertise to help them manage a serious medical condition.

The medical experts at Johns Hopkins created the White Papers to explore specific health conditions in depth. The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper gives you the expertise you need, in the layperson's language you can understand and apply.

It's all about YOU. Learn what causes a heart attack. The state-of-the-art treatments for YOUR heart attack risk factors, from high blood pressure to high cholesterol.

You'll even be able to measure your own risk of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, based on your current health.

What really triggers a heart attack?
What you need to know sooner rather than later

See who's most likely to have a heart attack. You'll learn the most common risk factors and how to minimize them. You'll also learn the importance of primary prevention if you haven't been diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) or suffered a heart attack.

  • Discover the changes that take place in the coronary arteries leading up to a heart attack.
  • Learn what happens during a heart attack, and how the steps you take during the first hour can affect survival.
  • Find out why a yearly flu shot can protect your heart. You'll learn about the importance of taming inflammation.

But this is only the beginning. Learn about the standard screening tests, and the newer, potentially better alternatives being developed.

  • Sleep apnea: An overlooked risk factor for heart disease.
  • The downside of prolonged NSAID use.
  • The link between vitamin D deficiency and erectile dysfunction.
  • Learn what your waist measurement can reveal about the health of your heart.

Explore new technologies that are now available to assess the health of your coronary arteries. See how the tests are done and how they compare to traditional methods of predicting future heart attacks.

You will feel far better prepared to have an intelligent conversation with your doctor about the issues that concern you most.

How great is your risk?
A close look at the factors that set the stage for heart attack

Simply, clearly and accurately, the specialists at Johns Hopkins explain the major risk factors that lead to heart attack.

You will take a close look at the different types of lipids. Understand cholesterol's role in your body ... the difference between "good" HDL and "bad" LDL cholesterol ... why reducing cholesterol levels can help prevent coronary heart disease and heart attacks ... how triglycerides differ from the other lipids.

You will see how inflammation and high levels of C-reactive protein are associated with risk of heart disease and heart attack. Examine the role of blood clots and coronary artery spasms in triggering heart attacks.

You will learn which risk factors (like age and family history) can't be changed, although knowing about them can motivate you to take the preventive steps that can LOWER your risk of heart attack.

More important you will learn which risk factors are within your control. You'll be able to set clear, practical goals for yourself with guidance from Johns Hopkins specialists. And you'll discover what to do if you have risk factors like high blood pressure, abdominal obesity or metabolic syndrome working against you.

Learn the MOST IMPORTANT STEPS After a Heart Attack --
Steps That Could SAVE YOUR LIFE

A special feature in The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper details essential steps you should take if you experience the warning signs of a heart attack.

Let us assure you, there is no more powerful motivator to get your cholesterol, your blood pressure and your weight under control than the threat of having a heart attack sometime in the future.

This is just one of many reasons to order your own copy of The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper and start putting it to good use right away.

Direct to you from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Since 1889, Johns Hopkins researchers have advanced the development of science and medicine, quickly transferring new knowledge from the research laboratory to the patient's bedside. The School of Medicine is the largest recipient of biomedical research funds from the National Institutes of Health and in 2003, Johns Hopkins University's own Peter Agre, M.D., won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

The White Papers give Johns Hopkins an effective, affordable way to extend new knowledge to the widest possible audience, benefiting countless men and women with serious medical concerns.

When it comes to the health of your heart, you should insist on knowing where your information comes from. Check the credentials of the experts who advise you before you decide whether they are worthy of your trust.

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper draws on the vast resources and experience of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. It gives Johns Hopkins specialists a forum to explore the combination of lifestyle adjustments and medical therapies that can slow the progression of heart disease and decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Prepared by two of the most respected experts in the field

You can trust what you read in The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper. Co-author Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. His interests include the development of new strategies to manage coronary heart disease risk factors and the noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis.

Co-author Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the medical editor of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50.

Their impeccable credentials and reputations ensure that what you read is responsible, practical and useful in your quest for a healthier heart.

You can also be sure that it reflects the latest scientific research and clinical findings.

The expertise you need, in clear, plain English you can understand and use every day

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper brings you the latest news you can use. It's designed with YOU in mind, the busy person who has no time, money or energy to waste on old or inaccurate information, or heart attack "prevention strategies" that are really just myths or hype.

Drug-free steps to take RIGHT NOW to lower your risk of a heart attack

The right lifestyle changes can go a long way toward bringing down high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These simple changes may be enough to let you avoid medication altogether. But if not, making a few well-chosen adjustments in your habits can boost the effectiveness of the medications you take, perhaps even reducing the dosage you require.

  • Can fish oil supplements prevent heart attacks? We explore this timely topic.
  • Cholesterol-busting foods: What to eat when you need to lower your cholesterol.
  • What about soy? Antioxidants? Limiting your sodium? Boosting your potassium intake? Learn effective ways to get your risk factors under control through the food choices you make every day.

What counts as "exercise?"
Do you have to break a sweat before it's good for your heart?

You've heard it before: regular exercise can raise HDL cholesterol, control your weight, improve the work capacity of your heart, reduce your blood pressure and blood glucose and relieve stress.

So why is it so difficult to get up off the couch and get moving?

You'll learn how often to exercise. Whether short bursts of activity can offer the same protection as longer exercise periods when it comes to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

And you will find out how to exercise safely -- a must-read if you are concerned about having a heart attack or cardiac arrest during physical activity.

"Alcohol to protect my heart? I'll drink to that!"

Should you? Will drinking alcoholic beverages really lower your risk of heart attack, as the headlines proclaim? The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper looks at how a small amount of alcohol can help raise "good" HDL cholesterol. Discover what the research says is "enough" alcohol to reduce your risk of heart attack, and what's "too much."

How to walk your way to a healthier heart

Yes, you've heard it again and again: Walking is a good way to protect your heart. Everyone knows how to do it. It doesn't cost anything, and you don't need special equipment other than the right shoes.

Do you know what a group of men did to lower their risk of coronary heart disease by 18 percent? The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper reveals their winning walking approach that yielded big benefits. You will also discover:

  • A safe way to get started, and what's "enough" exercise to give you the heart protection you're after.
  • Is faster better? How to set a healthy pace for maximum cardiovascular benefit, and warning signs that you're pushing too hard.
  • How to determine your "target" heart rate zone so your walks give you significant cardiovascular benefits.
  • The walking style that boosts your calorie burning by up to 10 percent.
  • How to make your walking plan work with the weather and your lifestyle.
  • Cool-down stretches that keep you from feeling sore afterward.

See your heart's health in a whole new way

Because solid, authoritative medical research stands behind the recommendations of Johns Hopkins Medicine, each White Paper includes highlights of new studies that are relevant to you.

With The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper, you have the power to affect your health care as never before. Use what you learn to:

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and significant changes in your heart health as they occur.
  • Make conscious, deliberate choices in what you eat and drink and do, based on what is known to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor. A helpful glossary takes the mystery out of "medical-speak." Words like ischemia and ejection fraction will lose their power to intimidate or confuse you.
  • Become better equipped to ask informed questions and to understand the answers.
  • Make the right decisions, based on a better understanding of the newest drugs, the latest surgical techniques and the most promising research.
  • Take control of your condition and act out of knowledge, rather than fear.

Who will benefit from this timely intelligence?

The fact that you are reading this suggests that you're not willing to leave your fate in others' hands. You want to know more. You need to know more. And you're willing to seek out the best and most current information so you can raise important issues with your own doctors.

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper will prove valuable to you if any of the following criteria describe your personal situation.

  • You are being treated for high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or have other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, obesity or a sedentary lifestyle.
  • You have a family history of heart disease and want to break the pattern.
  • You want to reduce the likelihood of needing bypass surgery or other invasive procedures.
  • You have already had a heart attack and want to avoid a second one.
  • You realize that first heart attacks often prove fatal to women because the early warning signs -- which are different from men's -- may be misunderstood or ignored.
  • You live with or care for someone with cardiovascular risk factors and want to do everything possible to prevent a heart attack.

The specialists at Johns Hopkins created The 2013 Johns Hopkins Heart Attack Prevention White Paper to serve as your first line of defense against a heart attack. Special Bonus: Place your order today and we will include a free gift that could, literally, save your life.

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Heart Attack Prevention Strategies

  • The Number One Way to Prevent a Heart Attack
    The importance of smoking cessation cannot be underestimated.
  • Step Away from the Salt
    Cutting back on sodium can significantly lower you risk of a heart attach.
  • Fruits and Vegetables for Heart Health
    Can consuming more produce really ward off a heart attack?
  • A Drink a Day for Heart Health?
    Moderate alcohol intake has been suggested as a way to ward off heart attack. This special report discusses the pros and cons.
  • Your Action Plan if a Heart Attack Strikes
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