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Coronary heart disease prevention

Although there is no cure for coronary heart disease, modern treatments and healthy lifestyle choices can greatly reduce your risk of further heart problems and relieve or control symptoms.

To reduce your risk and aid your recovery:

If you have diabetes, you should generally aim to keep your blood glucose levels within the normal non-diabetic range and follow individual advice from your doctor or accredited diabetes educator.

Managing my heart health

'Managing my heart health' is an interactive resource for people with, or at high risk of, coronary heart disease. It aims to help you improve your heart health and reduce your risk of further heart problems. It includes:

  • tools to help you achieve your important heart health goals
  • vital information on heart health-related lifestyle, medical and psychological issues.

'Managing my heart health' also contains action plans, a medicines card and a handy record card ('Managing my heart health. At a glance') to help you and your health professional track your progress.

To order your free single copy, call our Health Information Service on 1300 36 27 87 or email heartline@heartfoundation.org.au

Cardiac rehabilitation

These programs help you to make practical, potentially life-saving changes to the way in which you live. They can help you and your family deal with physical, emotional, psychological, marital, sexual and work-related issues. The right rehabilitation program will help most people to reduce their risk of further heart problems.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs complement the advice that your doctor and/or cardiologist gives you.

Sources: heart foundation (Cardiovascular conditions),

Last reviewed: August 2015

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