- Cardiovascular Health
- Screening Tests
- Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors
- Frequently Asked Questions
Cardiovascular Vascular Health
Screening Tests For Optimal Cardiovascular Health
Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (cholesterol and triglycerides)
Smoking, Physical Activity, Diet
- About 80 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older.
- Men have a greater risk of heart attack than women do, and they have attacks earlier in life.
- Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop it themselves.
- Smokers’ risk of developing coronary heart disease is 2-4 times that of nonsmokers.
- As LDL rises, so does the risk of coronary heart disease.
- High blood pressure increases the heart’s workload, causing the arteries to thicken and become stiffer.
- An inactive lifestyle is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
- People who have excess body fat — especially at the waist — are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke.
- Diabetes increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- Individual stress response may be a contributing factor.
- If you drink, limit your alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and other diseases.
- A healthy diet is one of the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Everyone needs to start having heart tests when they are around 20 years old. It is recommended that they then return for additional examinations every two to four years.
Adults should have a resting heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. In general, a lower resting heart rate indicates higher cardiovascular fitness and efficient cardiac function.
Seeing your doctor is the most accurate approach to find out if you have anxiety or cardiac issues. They can determine your heart health, as well as your stress and anxiety levels.