Things You Can Do for Your Heart!
February is not just the month for Valentine’s Day. It is also Heart Month! Here’s something special you can do to demonstrate your love for that special someone in your life…
Make an appointment together to have your cardiovascular systems checked.
Remember a cardiovascular checkup is the most important step you can take to ensure you have a healthy heart. Tragically, more Americans die from “heart disease” than any other cause — in fact about 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular diseases. That’s about one every 40 seconds!
Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined, and is the leading cause of death of both men and women. Nearly twice as many people in the United States will die this year from heart disease than have died from the COVID-19 coronavirus!
The real tragedy, however, is that a few simple steps can often prevent heart disease.
According to the American Heart Association, 80% of serious cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by following everyday “good health” practices such as the following:
- Refrain from smoking
- Engage in daily physical activity
- Follow good nutrition practices
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Control your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
And, of course, see your physician for a cardiovascular checkup to benchmark and monitor your heart health.
When an incident DOES occur, the Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Cardiovascular Chest Pain Center can be your best source of urgent help. Patients with heart conditions come to Cabell Huntington Hospital to receive specialized inpatient and outpatient care. The Chest Pain Center is among the elite Accredited Facilities in the United States utilizing special protocols and processes to reduce time-to-treatment during the critical first stages of a heart attack. These have been demonstrated to improve significantly the outcomes for heart patients.
This February, show your loved one how much you care by making that life-saving commitment to good heart health.
What better way to celebrate American Heart Month! #HeartMonth
Consider a Special Gift Today
You can give a special gift to help with Heart Month and support Cabell’s Cardiovascular Chest Pain Center. Use the form below: