Treatment & Care

Treatments for heart disease range from low-tech to high-tech. Read about them here. You’ll also find advice for caregivers — including tips for caregiver care.

Treatment

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — CPR — is one link in what the American Heart Association calls the “chain of survival.” Learn CPR for a loved one.

“AEDs” for short, are devices capable of interpreting a person’s heart rhythm and automatically delivering a shock to prevent sudden death. Read more.

Care

A person with heart disease usually needs several medications. Taking them correctly is as necessary as it is difficult. Here are some tips.

Heart surgery recovery takes a lot of care. Here are some very, very important tips for the aftercare of a heart surgery patient.

It’s critically important to take one’s heart disease medication exactly as prescribed. It’s by no means an easy thing to do. Here’s how to help.

Don’t wait until you’ve got an unconscious heart patient on your hands. Learn the alphabet of heart emergency preparedness: CPR, AED, and 911. Clicking here may save a life.

As much as you may love someone with heart disease, you can’t help if you’ve got caregiver burnout. Here’s how to avoid it.

Taking care of a heart patient can raise your own blood pressure. Here are some tips for keeping your stress under control.

Not all healing comes from doctors and medicines. Click here for some brief advice on making spirituality part of your caregiving.

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