Presentation on theme: "The good news is that many of the causes of heart disease are preventable."— Presentation transcript:
The good news is that many of the causes of heart disease are preventable
Heart Disease Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects). The term "heart disease" is often used interchangeably with "cardiovascular disease." Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart's muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. MayoClinic.com
Diagnose Methods Heart disease can only be diagnosed by your doctor. A few of the tests offered to determine the health of your heart include: Chest x-rays Blood tests Heart biopsy Electrocardiogram Echocardiogram Holter monitoring Cardiac catheterization CT scan MRI
Prevention Methods Exercise and eating healthy foods help to manage weight, which is a big factor with heart disease. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are factors of heart disease. Smoking can contribute to both.
Additional Prevention Methods Stop smoking. Eat healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise on a consistent basis. Manage your blood pressure and reduce stress. Get your cholesterol levels tested. Manage diabetes. Participate in regular health check ups.
Only you can maintain you heart’s health. Are you doing everything you can to preserve the life of your heart?