Heart Smart Basics: What to Know to Keep Yours Healthy

Screenshot of the “Heart Smart Basics: What to Know to Keep Your Heart Healthy” provides common heart-related terms and questions and is organized in the following sections: 1) general heart terms 2) medical emergencies 3) blood pressure terms 4) cholesterol terms 5) diabetes terms 6) weight control terms, and 7) questions to ask your health care provider. Includes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and The Heart Truth logos, along with a link to


This fact sheet provides definitions for common heart-related terms, numbers you should know, and questions to ask your healthcare provider to help keep your heart healthy. Keywords: heart, heart definitions, heart terms, heart disease, Body Mass Index, heart-healthy, heart rate, heart health, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, blood pressure, hypertension, blood pressure monitor, self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP), blood pressure levels, cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density protein (LDL), triglycerides, diabetes, pre-diabetes, overweight, obesity, BMI chart, waist size

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