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American Heart Association

National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA1)

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Description of Services Provided:
The American Heart Association provides educational materials about high cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors. This national voluntary health agency’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians

11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy
Leawood, KS 66211


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Description of Services Provided:
Provides informational sheets on health topics and disease management.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

PO Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105


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Description of services provided:
The NHLBI is a part of the National Institutes of Health. The site provides information about cholesterol, heart disease risk factors, and various heart conditions. The institute conducts and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases as well as sleep disorders.

Last reviewed August 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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