Fewer people are dying from heart attacks. Education, healthy changes in lifestyle and diet have made dramatic improvements. Additional life-saving interventions include rapid treatments to open closing vessels interrupting heart attacks. Dilation and placement of stents open a closing vessel and returns blood flow to the heart muscle before damage occurs. We have made strides in reducing heart deaths in recent years, but cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of both men and women.
The key to heart health is early action to alter contributing factors. If you recognize worrisome chests symptoms seek healthcare immediately. Call 9-1-1.
Take control of your health through education and action. Basic actions:
- Exercise – Thirty minutes of exercise a day contributes to improved health
- Eat Right – Cut calories by reducing fat, sugar and portion sizes
- Drink – Water, coffee or tea. Stop drinking diet and sugared sodas.
- Read – Learn how to improve your health and take control
- Visit a health practitioner: Know your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose
National Wear Red Day is Friday February 3, 2017
The American Heart Association started the Go Red for Women national movement to improve education helping women learn their risks and take action. I wrote Your Heart- Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men and Children to provide a concise reference with broad information on heart health, diet, exercise with details to take action. Heart disease the #1 killer of women causes 1:3 deaths each year.
Your Heart – Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men & Children
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