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Feb 10

Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds

Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds and claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  While men are struck with heart disease at a generally younger age, women have a greater risk of death.

In honor of American Heart Month, Ultrasound Laboratories, Inc and SmartHealth Screening is helping raise awareness about heart disease and heart health throughout February. The most powerful tool in preventing heart disease is knowing your personal risk of heart disease and steps you can take to prevent heart disease.  You should talk with your healthcare provider about personal risk. And this should happen during every stage of life – not just with older adults. Everyone must also pay attention to any signs or symptoms of heart disease. Early detection and treatment of heart disease and seeking emergency care quickly at the first sign of a heart attack can be the difference between life and death. 

According to cardiovascular prevention guidelines published by the American Heart Association in November 2013, there are four main components that individuals and healthcare providers should focus on for the best prevention and treatment of heart disease: assessment of risk, obesity, cholesterol and lifestyle. By answering a few quick questions, participants immediately receive a digital report with information that allows them to compare their actual age to their heart’s biological age; estimate their risk of developing heart disease over the next 10-30 years; and prioritize their most harmful cardiovascular risk factors. To take the heart risk assessment, simply visit www.smarthealthscreening.com.

 

Did You Know?

  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
  • Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 when they are having symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, but is often undiagnosed.
  • Awareness has helped save more than 627,000 women from heart disease, and 330 fewer are dying per day.

Smart Health Screening

Ultrasound Laboratories, Inc. dba SmartHealth Screening & SonoTech Imaging. We provide abdominal, cardiac and vascular ultrasound imaging services to physicians offices and patients homes. We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medi-Cal. 1-408-829-6486. Office with Saturday appointments at 305 South Drive, suite 7, Mountain View, CA