Happy Heart Health Month!

February is Heart Health Month, which means it’s the perfect time to schedule your annual wellness visit and cardiac assessment. Heart health is the key to long life and a healthy body, and NCHS wants to help you avoid one of the most preventable yet deadly diseases: cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease in the number one cause of death across the globe, resulting in more than 17 million deaths each year. In the United States alone, about 1 in every 4 deaths occurs because of heart disease. Additionally, about 735,000 people have a heart attack every year, and strokes are the contributing factor in 1 out of every 20 deaths.

Cardiac Assessments Can Lead to Better Health

While some heart diseases and problems can be congenital, the majority of cardiovascular issues are preventable. However, heart disease is considered a silent killer because many people don’t see any symptoms or experience any pain until they are having a heart attack or receiving an extreme diagnoses. A cardiac assessment can help you learn if you’re at risk for any heart problems, and it can lead you to identify an unknown issue and begin cardiac treatment before it becomes too severe or even fatal.

Knowing the risk factors and being screened for potential problems is a great first step in preventing various types of heart disease. Cardiac care professionals, like those at NCHS, can inform you of your personal risks for developing heart disease when you come in for your cardiac assessment. The general risks include the following:

  • Having a family or personal history of heart disease
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being inactive
  • Smoking
  • Eating a poor diet

If you are at risk for developing heart disease, be sure to make wise lifestyle changes and heart-healthy choices when it comes to what you consume, your activity levels, and more. Cardiac care experts can instruct you on making wise and safe changes to improve your heart health. If you are in danger of developing a heart-related issue and need cardiac treatment, the doctors at NCHS are ready to help. Cardiac treatment options will be based on an individual’s level of need and may include making lifestyle changes, taking heart medication, or having a procedure done to improve heart health.

Make Heart-Healthy Choices for Better Cardiac Health

Remember that most heart diseases are preventable, which means that your health is in your hands. Make wise choices each day about what you eat and drink, and be sure to exercise regularly. Learn about risk factors and signs of heart-related issues, and schedule your cardiac assessment soon. The cardiac care experts at NCHS would love to help you attain the healthiest heart and happiest life you can, so contact one of our many locations to set up your cardiac assessment appointment