Certainly, one of the best heart health resources is your doctor. Set a regular date every year with your doctor.
Do you know the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? That’s certainly true when it comes to heart disease. If caught in the early stages, heart problems can often be turned around with simple lifestyle changes. Wait and you may find yourself facing a quadruple bypass – or worse.
Just like with your family, its not a good idea to hide health problems from your doctor. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen him or her, now is probably a good time to make an appointment for a complete checkup. If you’re at risk for heart disease, or you thin you may already be having heart problems, don’t delay.
Before your visit, be sure to make a list of any health-related symptoms or concerns you may have.
Here are some questions you might want to discuss with your doctor while you’re there. Take a notepad with you, or ask a friend or a family member to go with you as a second set of ears.
- What are the signs of heart disease
- How can I tell if I’m having a heart attack? Heart Attack Warning Signs
- What is my risk for heart disease? Heart Disease Risk Factors
- Do I need screening tests for heart disease?
- What is my blood pressure?
- What are my cholesterol and triglyceride levels?
- What is my blood sugar level?
- Am I at risk for diabetes?
- What is a healthy weight for me? Healthy Weight Formula
- What activity level is right for me?
Visit a Cardiologist if You…
- Have been diagnosed with heart disease
- Are having heart disease symptoms
- Want a second opinion
- Have a history of heart disease in your family
Cardiovascular disease affects all of us. It’s the leading killer of both men and women. To contact the American Heart Association, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721) or visit:
The Institute’s web site features a simple online risk calculator that you can use to complement your health screening. Call the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute resource line at 1-866-289-6911.
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