Heart Health

Heart health isn't all about heart disease! Focus on the health of your heart early and throughout your life to avoid heart disease. Be heart healthy by eating right and exercising. Sometimes, even if you are focusing on your heart, heart disease can occur because it is caused by a combination of diet and hereditary factors. Heart disease describes multiple issues, which are commonly diagnosed when damage is caused to your heart or blood vessels. Heart diseases are cardiovascular issues, arrhythmias and heart defects.

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At just 43 years old and on a trip with friends to New Orleans, Bill began suffering from debilitating back pain and what he thought was heartburn. With a mission of just making it home, he had no idea that the pain he was experiencing was a heart attack. Just two months after surgery, Bill and his interventional cardiologist, Dr. Abdul Sankari, share his story and how others can avoid heart disease.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health

By Muawia Martini, MD
With heart disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, it is essential that imaging, procedures and preventive care health practices continue to grow and evolve with recent innovations.The following imaging techniques have become some of the most effective methods for identifying heart disease.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health

By Ethan Kosova, MD, Eugene Greenstein, MD, Vinay Arora, MD
Due to the hearts complexity and relationship with other organs in your body, there are a variety of cardiologists who specialize in different functions of your cardiac system. Understanding what a specialist does and does not do can help you determine the most appropriate route to take, specific to your heart condition. Our Cardiology physicians discuss their areas of expertise in treating heart conditions.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health

By Govind Ramadurai, MD
The growth seen in healthcare technology is at an all-time high, specifically for advanced imaging techniques which can help diagnose health conditions accurately. When dealing with medical conditions related to your cardiac system, it is important to have precise testing that can identify your diagnosis early, as heart failure and other cardiac diseases continue to lead the mortality rate for both men and women in the United States.
Topics and Subtopics: Heart Health

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology, DuPage Medical Group Oncology
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, the average life expectancy of women in the United States is 81 years, which is five years longer than men whose average life expectancy is 76 years. Life expectancy can be influenced by genetics but everyone has the ability to choose preventive behaviors that support a longer and healthier life. Our specialty physicians offer tips on how men can lead healthier lives by incorporating preventive health measures into an annual routine.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer, Heart Health & Men's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Heart disease is a serious health concern, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are several risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, from genetics to conditions that can modified be with treatment. If you are at risk of heart disease, it is important to be aware of any risks or conditions you that may have in order to prevent compromising your heart health.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Heart Health

By Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI
You can get your blood pressure checked at your doctor’s office, but if you have a history of high blood pressure or would like to monitor your levels on your own time, there are several ways to do so from home.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health, Heart Health & Senior's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
Ever wonder if your BMI is in the healthy range? What about your blood pressure? Read our infographic to find out exactly where your levels should be.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health, Diet & Nutrition & Heart Health

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
From burning calories to lowering your blood pressure, by finding the right exercise routine you can achieve a healthier heart through exercise.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise & Heart Health

By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Lace up your gym shoes and ‘hit the pavement’ for better heart health.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise & Heart Health

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