September 2014

5 Ways Men Can Cut their Heart Attack Risk

Cardiologists and health care providers agree that there are things within our control and things outside of our control when it comes to reducing the risk of having a heart attack. These modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors give us our own individual risk for having a heart attack. While some of us may work really hard to control modifiable risk factors like hypertension, none of us are able to control getting older, for example. Together with our health care team, we work to change what we can, reduce our risk and stay on top of any changes to help prevent a cardiovascular event.

Tips for Getting the Best Blood Pressure Readings at Home

For the 67 million Americans with high blood pressure, they may not feel any different when their blood pressure is elevated. Often referred to as the “silent killer” hypertension, or high blood pressure, usually has no warning signs or symptoms. That is why it is important to have regular physical exams with your primary care physician to be aware of any changes in your blood pressure – a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.