Heart Disease & You

Heart disease is the single greatest cause of death in both women and men. It begins manifesting slowly, in people as young as their teens and twenties. It affects all ethnicities and cultures. So it’s easy to look at the more “typical” heart attack patient — an older, overweight smoker, for example — and assume that heart disease isn’t something you have to think about. 

Nothing could be further from the truth: half of those who die from heart disease have no previous symptoms.

At the Texas Center for Preventive Cardiology, we work to eliminate the 80% of preventable heart disease that claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The first step is education.

Heart disease can have a big impact on your family, on your business and on the quality of your life. Understanding your risk of a cardiac event — a heart attack or stroke — is an important part of prevention. 

Your lifestyle can significantly increase the chances of developing heart disease. People who smoke or who are overweight are at greater risk. Those with more sedentary lives are also more likely to develop heart disease. But there are also a large number of internal factors: the way your body metabolizes food, chronic inflammation, type and quantity of blood lipids, and many more. 

Recognizing your risk is the first step toward reducing your risk. To find out more, contact the Texas Center for Preventive Cardiology and let us help you find the right path toward better health and a more secure future.

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