February is American Heart Month

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since 1950. In fact, one person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. It is important to know the facts about heart disease, prevention, and when to seek care.

Know the Signs

Make sure to know heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest symptoms. Click here to learn how to recognize the symptoms. Recognizing the symptoms and promptly calling 911 can save lives.

Warning signs of a heart attack

Stroke symptoms

Emergency treatment of cardiac arrest

Measuring Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control. Here are some helpful hints on measuring blood pressure.

Managing Blood Pressure 

Managing your blood pressure is essential for a healthy heart! There are lots of things you can do to help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. And the best part is that lots of those things can also improve your health in other ways. Click here to learn how.

How Medications Work

Many people need to take medicine to help keep their blood pressure at healthy levels. Click here to learn more about how these medicines work, their risks, and possible side effects.  

Women and Heart Disease

The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Click here to learn more.

Living a Healthy Life

Behavior modifications and eating habits can make a significant difference in your overall heart health. Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a big impact. Click here for suggestions on healthy diet and lifestyle modifications.

An important part of heart health is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, know your risk factors, and talk to your doctor about any issues or concerns. Consulting Cardiologists is here to help and welcomes new patients in our many locations.