Heart Disease Prevention 101
Heart disease prevention 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 heart disease 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|
|Avoiding or Controlling Stress|
|Maintaining a Healthy Weight|
Helping you control your other health risks
Preventing heart disease also means gaining control over your:
|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.
A thorough exam will be performed and a complete health history will be gathered from you. Your cardiologist will ask many questions to understand your risk factors and how you have responded to previous treatment and health improvement efforts. Then we will help you create a plan to reduce your risks for heart disease. It’s painless and simple.