Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This disease claims an American life every minute.
Here are some ways to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
Maintain a healthy weight
Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
Control your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar
Get physically active and eat healthy
Data shows that most deaths occur within the first hour of a heart attack. Often times this happens because people are unaware of the symptoms and neglect to get help. Call 911 and get to an ER immediately if you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms:
Chest pains that last longer than a few minutes
Pain that spreads or radiates from the chest to the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms or sometimes even to the finger tips or back.
Shortness of breath
We have an experienced ER Staff and excellent physicians to provide you with “the best of care, close to home.” We also offer Cardiac Rehab which provides counseling, medication management, exercise programs, stress management tools and healthy eating guidelines for heart attack survivors, people with heart conditions, and people recovering from heart surgeries. The cardiac rehab program helps improve the health and well-being of heart attack survivors and reduces the risk of future heart attacks.