STOP HEART DISEASE BEFORE IT STARTS
It’s never too early to think about your heart. Almost everyone has risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes – do you know what yours are?
HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS
There are many heart disease risk factors, some of which may be more genetic and others related to an individual’s lifestyle choices or environmental factors.
Genetic risk factors include age, gender, family history, and high blood pressure. Lifestyle and environmental factors may include tobacco smoking, high alcohol consumption, poor diet choices including high sugar consumption, lack of physical activity, and air pollution.
HOW TO SCREEN FOR HEART DISEASE
OHSU Heart and Vascular experts will work with each patient to identify the appropriate screening methods for low risk and high risk patients.
TYPES OF HEART DISEASE
The term heart disease actually refers to multiple conditions, each with their own causes and symptoms. Some causes and symptoms of heart disease include:
HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT HEART DISEASE
Contributing factors to heart disease are specific for each patient, as are the prevention and treatment options. For individuals with high risk factors who are interested in heart disease prevention options, our cardiology experts will work with you to develop a prevention program that helps you to feel better and enjoy your life.
For patients who already have varying heart disease conditions, the experts at OHSU will work to develop a custom treatment plan to address the needs of the individual and provide the best course of treatment.
Learn more about the heart disease treatment options available at OHSU.