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A HEALTHY HEART BEGINS WITH HEALTHY HABITS.

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Take the quiz to learn if you or a loved one might be at risk for heart disease with our online risk assessment. Risk factors for heart disease include:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Physical Exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease Medical History
  • Stroke Medical History
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How Do I Prevent Heart Disease?

Although nothing guarantees a person won’t develop heart disease, there are several things to do to reduce your risk and stay heart healthy:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Make healthy food choices
  • Pay attention to your cholesterol levels
  • Watch your weight
  • Know your family history
  • Reduce your stress level
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol intake
  • Get regular check-ups
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Early Signs of a Heart Attack

A heart attack can happen at any time, with early symptoms surfacing hours or even weeks before the actual heart attack. Below are early symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Pain that travels down the arm(s)
  • Jaw pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pressure, squeezing, or discomfort
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling of fullness
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It’s Never Too Soon to Make Heart Healthy Choices

While it’s true that the risk for heart disease increases with age, the choices you make now can have a major impact to your heart health in the future. Here are helpful tips to begin your journey to a healthier heart:

  • Find a balanced diet
  • Get into an exercise routine
  • Avoid smoking
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Know your risk factors
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HEART CONDITIONS

Learn more about the different heart conditions treated at the Heart & Vascular Institute.

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