Heart Health

Much of what we do involves the prevention or care of heart disease. 

Risk factors for heart disease include:

- smoking

- high blood pressure

- diabetes

- cholesterol disorders

- family history

- obesity

- stress

- sedentary lifestyle

If you are concerned about heart disease, please look to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease Risk Calculator, please click the link below:

AHA Cardiovascular Risk Calculator 

      (click above)

In addition to a healthy lifestyle, some individuals may qualify for the use of a "statin" medication based on their calculated 10-year risk of heart attack. 

The American Heart Association published guidelines in 2013 regarding statin use. They are highlighted below.

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The new guideline recommends moderate- or high-intensity statin therapy for these four groups: