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Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Knowing your risk factors for heart attack and stroke is key to preventing one. We design a comprehensive approach to modify and treat identified risk factors to lower the risk of stroke and MI.

Risk Factors for Heart Attack

  • Tobacco smoke
  • High blood Cholesterol
    • Low HDL – High-Density-Lipoprotein
    • High LDL – Low Density Lipoprotein
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High stress levels
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Poor diet and nutrition

Risk Factors You Can Not Control

  • Increasing age
  • Gender, Males are at higher risk than women
  • Heredity

Risk Factors for Stroke

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity and obesity
  • Carotid or other artery disease
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) or other heart disease
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Illegal drug use
  • Sleep apnea

Risk Factors You Can Not Control

  • Increasing age
  • Gender, Woman have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men
  • Heredity and race, African Americans are at higher risk and family history increases risk also
  • Previous stroke history


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MAKE A CHANGE TODAY SO YOU CAN:


Improve your overall health


Learn to manage your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar


Quit smoking


Manage your stress


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