Heart Disease Prevention Best Practices


What you need to know about preventing heart disease

Prevention of heart disease is and always has been the best approach to heart health. It’s also much easier and less costly than waiting for problems to develop and then attending to them. The key to prevention is identifying and controlling your risk factors. Then you can modify your lifestyle to give you the greatest odds of avoiding heart problems. Lifestyle modification includes:

 

Changing Eating Habits Heart Disease - Healthy Diet
Heart Disease - No Smoking  Quitting Smoking
 Exercising Regularly  Heart Disease - Exercise
 Heart Disease - Exercise  Avoiding or Controlling Stress
 Maintaining a Healthy Weight  Heart Disease - Weight Control

 

Helping you control your other health risks

Preventing heart disease also means gaining control over your:

 

Heart Disease - Sphygmomanometer Heart Disease - Blood Test Heart Disease - Diabetes
High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Diabetes

 

These conditions and diseases are closely connected to heart trouble, heart attack and stroke. Yet all are manageable and controllable. The combination of these common sense lifestyle and behavior changes can have a big impact on your heart health.

A preventive cardiology program aims to reduce your risk factors, prevent a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke) and prevent or delay the need for an interventional procedure, such as a bypass or an angioplasty. A preventive program also improves your quality of life.

Dr. Zambito will perform a thorough exam and take a complete health history from you. He will ask lots of questions to understand your risk factors and how you have responded to previous treatment. Then he’ll help you create a plan to reduce your risks for heart disease. It’s painless and simple.