Queen of Hearts
According to the American Heart Association, every minute in the United States, someone's wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke or other form of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Are you the queen of your heart?
More than one in three women is living with CVD, including nearly half of all African-American women and 34 percent of white women. Although heart disease death rates among men have declined steadily over the last 25 years, rates among women have fallen significantly less. It's important for both men AND women to know the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks, and to know how to take care of our hearts.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is the crowned jewel of heart care. Recently recognized for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, our heart experts understand that women are used to taking care of those around them, and we want to help you learn the importance of taking care of yourself.
A great way to start your reign is to know your numbers. Cholesterol. Blood Pressure. BMI. What do these clinical terms mean? Why do you need to know them? Learn about the importance of these numbers and how knowing and managing them could save your life. Keep track of your numbers with our printable Know Your Numbers card that will fit easily into your purse.
All queens have a royal court - why should you be any different? Meet the doctors who keep our hearts healthy and hear what they have to say about how you can treat your heart like royalty.
Check out our other interactive and informational links to the left for more details on how to treat yourself like the queen you are, starting with your heart.