HEART HEALTH NEWS
“There is an interest in your government, believe it or not, in having you live a healthy lifestyle,” declares Dr. Robert Benton. “The costs of health care are huge in this country. We could save so much if people ate a healthy diet and exercised. Why not let people know that? Why not remind people of that? Not to the point of being onerous but allowing you to make your own decisions, giving you the information to be confident with your lifestyle choices.
Kevin Smith’s heart attack in February was, “the best thing that ever happened to me.” The actor credits the widow maker he survived as the life changer he needed to address his diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices.
During Men’s Health Month one statistic we would like to see changed is this: men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year. Men as young as twenty, you should be thinking, ‘What can I change now to start preventing future problems?’
Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer vacation season. Whether you are traveling or expecting visitors, vacationing isn’t off limits to heart disease patients. In fact, with a little planning your trip can less stressful, relaxing, and fun!
80% of strokes can be prevented. “Strokes are as preventable as a heart attack and they are actually quite similar,” states Mary Ellen King, Nurse Practitioner at Capital Cardiology Associates. Many people with AFib are unaware of the five-times greater risk of stroke as a result of having AFib.
Capital Cardiology Associates celebrated its 100th WATCHMAN procedure, a milestone in helping patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).