Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US, killing more that the next five causes of death combined. In fact, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke is responsible for 1 in 3 adult deaths each year. Although the statistics are sobering, the good news is that through knowing and managing your key health numbers and risk factors in conjunction with a healthy diet, daily exercise and abstinence of smoking, 80% of cardiac events can be prevented.
The first step to preventing cardiovascular disease is to know your numbers. Schedule a personalized heart health evaluation at Scottsdale Healthcare. In less than an hour, you will learn your key numbers including your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, body mass index and your 10-year risk of having a heart attack. Once you know how you compare with healthy target numbers, you’ll receive guidance on the steps you can take to lower your risk.
Your evaluation will include:
Upon completion of your evaluation, risk factors, signs and symptoms for heart disease and stroke will be discussed. If you are determined to be at high risk, you will be referred to a cardiologist.
Scottsdale Healthcare reminds you to see your doctor and schedule your annual preventative screening physical. If you need a primary care physician for follow-up, a list of participating physicians is available.
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