Here is a friendly reminder to get your heart checked today. One in four people die every year from cardiovascular disease. That is around 600 thousand people every year. Heart disease (heart attack, heart failure, or an arrhythmia) can be characterized as the silent killer, because often times you won’t experience any symptoms until is too late. Several factors contribute to this number of deaths every year. Mainly high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.
There are several other factors, some related to lifestyle choice that can cause serious harm to your heart’s health. Including, a poor diet, lack of exercise, diabetes, and obesity. We encourage you to get at least one yearly checkup if you feel that you fit any of these characteristics. A physician can check your blood pressure, listen to your heart beat and perform blood test to diagnose any potential dangers. A blood exam will also detect any other potentially harmful situations, such as high cholesterol or blood sugar. To learn more about heart disease, check out the cdc Center of Disease Control and prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/about.htm and to schedule your appointment call us today 718 659 0400 .