Family History

If a family member (father, mother, brother, sister) has a history of early heart disease (before age 55 for men and before age 65 for women), you are at a higher risk for heart disease than someone with no family history of early heart disease.

 

Preventing Heart Disease

A family history of early heart disease is a risk factor you cannot change. However, if you do have heart disease in the family, it is very important to eliminate any other risk factors you may have, such as cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or being sedentary or overweight.

 

Educate yourself about heart disease

Despite a family history of early heart disease, you can reduce your overall risk by building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

 

Steps You Can Take Today:

Talk to your relatives and find out everything you can about your family’s history of heart disease. Eat an extra serving of fruits and vegetables, daily. Enjoy a brisk walk.

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Age – Men Over 45

 Having High Cholesterol plus being over 45 increases your risk of heart disease

What is Heart disease?

Millions of Amercians have heart disease and don’t even Know it. It’s a condition that affects your heart and prevents it from working properly. In fact it’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One of the most common causes leading to its development is high cholesterol.

Call Cardiology Associates for more information 870-935-6729

 

Age – Women Over 55

Having High Cholesterol plus being over 55 increases a woman’s risk of heart disease

What is Heart disease?

Millions of Amercians have heart disease and don’t even Know it. It’s a condition that affects your heart and prevents it from working properly. In fact it’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One of the most common causes leading to its development is high cholesterol.

Call Cardiology Associates for more information 870-935-6729

 

I Smoke

Having High Cholesterol plus Smoking increases your risk of heart disease

 

High Blood Pressure

Having High Cholesterol plus High Blood Pressure increases your risk of heart disease

 

What is Heart disease?
Millions of Amercians have heart disease and don’t even Know it. It’s a condition that affects your heart and prevents it from working properly. In fact it’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One of the most common causes leading to its development is high cholesterol.

Call Cardiology Associates for more information 870-935-6729