Five Ways to Get Heart Smart Today

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Wellness

Although it’s preventable and controllable, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. See five simple ways to boost your heart health and keep it strong for the long run.

  1. Know Your Numbers. What are the numbers in a blood pressure reading? Is one blood pressure number more important than the other? Get tips on decoding your blood pressure reading.
  2. Know When It’s More than Just a Skipped Beat. When it comes to heart palpitations, should we worry when we feel a racing heart, rapid pulse or our heart skipping a beat? See what our Sutter Health experts are saying in this article on heart palpitations.
  3. Lower Your Blood Pressure—Naturally. Although high blood pressure comes without warning signs or symptoms, it can have a major impact on your health. See the top 7 ways to lower your blood pressure.
  4. Know Your Risk. Heart disease risk factors can range from a variety of sources—your family history, cholesterol levels and Body Mass Index (BMI) are just a few variables to consider. Learn about heart disease risk factors and the top five heart health indicators you need to know.
  5. Find a Specialist. If you’ve already consulted your Primary Care Doctor and feel you may need specialty care to diagnose and treat heart-related issues, find a cardiologist near you.

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