Preventing heart disease and other related heart conditions is an important goal at McKay-Dee Hospital. Regular visits to your physician can help discover the early signs of heart disease. Once the signs of heart disease are discovered, the specialists in Heart Services develop individualized heart disease prevention plans for people at risk for heart disease or those who have had a heart attack, stroke, or other type of heart or circulation problem.
In addition to regular doctor visits, here are a few things you can do to help reduce the chances of heart disease and other heart related problems.
- Heart Healthy Habits
Exercise, nutrition, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing stress are important habits which can help improve the health of your heart.
- Heart Risk Factors
Heart risk factors are conditions or behaviors that increase your chance of developing coronary atherosclerosis. They’re also factors that can make your existing heart disease worse. An important goal of your treatment is to reduce or eliminate these risk factors wherever possible.