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Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  1. What is my risk for heart disease?
  2. What is my blood pressure? What does it mean for me, and what do I need to do about it?
  3. What are my cholesterol numbers? (These include total cholesterol, LDL or “bad” cholesterol, HDL or “good” cholesterol, and triglycerides) what do they mean for me, and what do I need to do about them?
  4. What is my “body mass index” and waist measurement? Do they indicate that I need to lose weight for my health?
  5. What is my blood sugar level, and does it mean I am at risk for diabetes?
  6. What other screening tests for heart disease do I need? How often should I return for checkups for my health?
  7. What can you suggest to help me quit smoking?
  8. How much physical activity do I need to help protect my health?
  9. What is a heart-healthy eating plan for me? Should I see a registered dietitian or qualified nutritionist to learn more about healthy eating?
  10. How can I tell if I am having a heart attack?

The Heart Truth Campaign and The Red Dress Project
American Heart Association Valentine Luncheon and Fashion Show
The Facts: Women and Heart Disease
Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor
2004 Budget Reflects Mrs. Bush's Commitment to Heart Disease Awareness and Research
Visit to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Kansas City Heart Truth Event

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