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Module 13—Heart Health and Blood Pressure :: More Reading

Additional Resources

In addition to the free Life Options materials you can find at, the resources below may help you learn more about the topics in this module of Kidney School.

Books and Other Reading

  1. The American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease: Essential Information You and Your Family Need to Know about Having a Healthy Heart, by Martin S. Lipsky, MD; Marla Mendelson, MD; Stephen Havas, MD, MPH; and Michael Miller, MD
    (Wiley, January 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0471750246)
    This book includes information about controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure, medications, exercise, and risk factors for heart disease and ways to deal with them.
  2. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-management of Heart Disease, Fatigue, Arthritis, Worry, Diabetes, Frustration, Asthma, Emphysema, & Others, by Kate Lorig, RN, DrPh; Halsted Holman, MD; David Sobel, MD; Diana Laurent, MPHp; Virginia Gonzalez, MPH; and Marian Minor, RPT, PhD
    (Bull Publishing, September 2006, ISBN-13: 978-1933503011)
    Based on information gathered at Stanford University, this book covers how to have a good life with a chronic disease.
  3. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease (fact sheet), by the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
    If you would like more information, please call 800-891-5390, or visit the NKUDIC website at


For more information about blood pressure and heart health, visit the following websites:

  1. – American Heart Association
  2. – Heart Failure Society of America
  3. – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Please note: Life Options does not endorse these materials. Rather, we believe you are the best person to choose what will meet your needs from these or other resources you find. Please check with your local library, bookstore, or the internet to find these items.

Module 13—Heart Health and Blood Pressure :: More Reading