More than 60 million Americans have some form of heart disease. In a typical year, between 600,000 and one million people will die from it-more than from all cancers and accidents combined. At Our Lady of the Lake Heart Center, we're doing everything we can to change these outcomes.
The best way to prevent heart disease is to learn about its risk factors-and those you can change. Risk factors for heart disease and conditions include:
Do what you can to change any behavioral contributors -- stop smoking, start exercising, control stress, lose weight and make dietary changes.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association detail risk factors for heart problems and stroke. Learn how to measure your heart health and determine your next best steps through the "My Heart, My Life" program. Discover more about OLOL's initiative and get information on our walking paths.
If you are at risk for heart disease or have a family history of heart problems, it's important that you consult a doctor who specializes in heart care to determine your best plan of care for a healthy life. Find a cardiologist today.