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Patient’s Guided Tour

This site is intended for multiple users including physicians, medical housestaff, nurses, medical support staff and patients. Navigation can be confusing as the information is laid out together for all these people.The most important pages for the patient are those which explain the diseases, and the therapy, treatment or intervention (diet, lifestyle, exercise) intended to modify and improve the condition.

Cruising the cvtoolbox buttons, you will find most of the conditions that interest you. In
Particular the following pages may be of use:

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The Heart

Valvular Heart Disease Introduction

Chest Pain Introduction

Symptoms of Heart Disease

Cholesterol Introduction

Diabetes Introduction

Hypertension Introduction

Exercise introduction

Smoking Cessation Introduction

Atrial Fibrillation Introduction

Congestive Heart Failure Introduction

Patient Education Links

The information has been compiled into two patient education booklets which are available for free download.

A Guide for Cardiac Rehabilitation (cardiac rehab). The purpose of this booklet is to provide the patient with the information about heart disease and recovery after suffering a heart attack.

Heart Failure Survival Kit (hf survival kit) is a compendium of do's and don'ts in kit form for patients with congestive heart failure, that suggest specific diet lifestyle and exercise changes of benefit in heart failure. As well as the kit provides information on current heart failure management.


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