Thousands of patients have put their hearts in our capable hands over the years. If you or a loved one suffers from or is at risk of cardiovascular disease, we can help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Carondelet Medical Group – St. Mary’s at (520) 396-1370, OR Carondelet Medical Group – Cardiology East at (520) 886-3432.
Heart Disease Prevention
Carondelet Medical Group believes in taking a proactive approach to heart disease prevention. By adopting heart-healthy lifestyle choices and being aware of your risk for heart disease, you vastly improve your chances of avoiding life-threatening cardiac events. Turn to our caring doctors to create a customized prevention plan that works for you.
Heart Disease is Life Threatening but It Doesn’t Have to Be
Heart disease is an umbrella term that encompasses several conditions related to the heart, the most common being coronary artery disease. When left untreated, heart disease can be fatal. It is possible to have heart disease without being aware of it until heart failure or heart attack occur. For this reason, being aware of your personal risk for heart disease and maintaining regular checkups to assess the state of your heart health are imperative steps.
Establish heart-healthy habits. Start with your diet by eating high-fiber foods, avoiding saturated fats, and limiting sodium and sugar, as well as alcohol consumption. Participate in regular exercise on a daily basis such as walking, running, biking, yoga, or whatever works for you. Diet and exercise are important components of maintaining a healthy weight. Avoid or quit smoking cigarettes as this action vastly increases your potential to develop heart disease.
Know your family history. If you have a relative who has any form of heart disease, this automatically increases your risk especially if they are a parent or sibling. You can’t control your family history, but you can be hands-on about your habits and lifestyle to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Stay on top of your medical conditions. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are all risk factors for heart disease. You should take any prescribed medications as instructed and remaining vigilant about where your condition stands. Checking your cholesterol levels, controlling your blood pressure, and managing your diabetes will reduce your risk for heart disease immensely.
Contact Our Office
Embark on your medical journey with Carondelet medical group in your corner. We want to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible placing your confidence in our guidance. Contact our offices, Carondelet Medical Group – St. Mary’s at (520) 396-1370, or Carondelet Medical Group – Cardiology East at (520) 886-3432 to schedule an appointment with a member of our compassionate staff.