How to lower your cholesterol
An Ohio State cardiologist explains how to lower your cholesterol and improve your heart health.
Heart disease describes a variety of disorders and conditions that affect the heart. It is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, but it can be prevented.
How to Prevent Heart Disease
You can reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle choices and taking the steps below:
Although heart disease is preventable through modifying lifestyle factors above, some risk factors are beyond your control, like your:
But you can significantly lower your risk of heart disease by managing or reducing the risk factors you can control through healthy lifestyle changes. Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is committed to improving your health by helping you take steps to prevent heart disease before problems arise.
Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in heart & vascular treatment, and helping patients survive.
Tom Ryan, MD, Director of Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center, explains what heart disease is, what the common signs and symptoms are of heart disease and when to seek care with a physician.
There are several things that can help prevent heart disease or keep a cardiovascular condition from worsening.
Preventative cardiology involves identifying and understanding the degree of risk a patient faces for cardiac issues, such as heart attack, congestive heart failure or stroke, and then implementing options for decreasing that risk.
Thomas Ryan, MD, the director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center, explains the key lifestyle factors that are important in the prevention of heart disease.
Taking daily aspirin is beneficial for patients who have been diagnosed with a blockage in their artery. However, it is not recommended for healthy individuals with no blockage, as the potential side effects outweigh the benefits, says Talal Attar, MD, FACC, an interventional cardiologist at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.
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