Over 868,00 Americans die of heart disease & stroke, or other cardiovascular diseases each year. This number represents one-third of all deaths in the United States, making cardiovascular disease the highest cause of death in the United States.
People can prevent Cardiovascular disease by identifying predisposing risk factors early. Adopting a healthier lifestyle to reverse patterns that can lead to cardiovascular diseases is known as Primary Prevention. For patients who already have this condition, controlling the risk factors ongoing is essential to prevent future events like stroke or heart failure. The process of managing existing risk factors is known as Secondary Prevention.
To prevent future heart disease & stroke, we encourage our patients – especially those aged 35 and above – to undergo a comprehensive cardiovascular medical evaluation to diagnose cardiac risk factors that may need long-term prevention or control.