Help for Hypertension Control:
Getting Down for Life – Toolkit Available!
Order the Hypertension Control toolkit for your practice staff to help patients get high blood pressure under control. Included in the toolkit are operational resources, clinical support tools, patient education materials and a list of training available for staff. We can assist your staff in helping patients control Hypertension and reduce further risks of chronic disease. The toolkit is free and can be ordered by contacting Marin Johnson, Cardiovascular Health Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also an electronic version available here.
Get yours today!
New Guide for Patients: After Your Heart Event
Leaving the hospital after a heart event, the patient and family members often ask “So, what now?” After Your Heart Event is a 20 page booklet designed for patients leaving the hospital. It is intended to educate the patient and family on cardiovascular disease - what to expect and how to manage the behavioral and physical lifestyle changes needed to live with this disease.
MaineHealth is proud to take part in the Million Hearts Campaign.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) means any disease involving the heart and blood vessels. Some of these diseases include high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and peripheral artery disease (PAD) or peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
You can reduce your risk of developing CVD by:
Eating healthy and keeping a healthy weight
Take Care of Yourself!
- See your doctor regularly and talk about any concerns you have
- Take your medicine as directed
- Get a flu shot every year and ask if you should also have a pneumonia shot
- Know the symptoms of heart attack and stroke and when to get emergency help
- Call 9-1-1 if you think you might be having a heart attack or stroke
Click here to learn more about risk factors for cardiovascular disease and where to get help making changes to improve your heart health.