Heart Disease & Stroke

What we want to do:

We want to reduce the impact that heart disease and stroke have on Strafford county. This means spreading the word about how to avoid these problems, and what to do if you or someone you know suffers from heart disease or stroke.

How we plan on doing it:

A big part of our goal is to make it easier for everyone in our community to know more about heart health and stroke prevention. This means collecting all of the best resources for heart disease and stroke prevention and making them available to you!

Through attending community events, producing physical guides, info sheets and resources, as well as providing online tools for heart disease and stroke prevention, we hope to have an impact on the health of Strafford County.

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Resources

Use the menu below to look through hints, tips and tricks for avoiding heart disease and stroke, as well as maintaining health after a stroke or after cardiac problems.

Prevention

Prevention means stopping something from ever happening. This is an important step in avoiding heart disease and stroke. Take a look at the graphic below to learn some quick tips about heart disease and stroke prevention.

Knowing the Difference Between Stroke & TBI

Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury can have similar effects. Do you know the difference? Graphic provided by the National Stroke Association.

Living with Heart Disease

The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack. Other kinds of heart disease may involve the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease. Utilize the guide below to set your goals and know when to contact your medical team. (Information provided by CDC & American Heart Association)

The full CHIP plan for Heart Disease/Stroke is
available for download.

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