Take Action to Protect Your Heart.
According to the American Heart Association, 72% of adults don't think they are at risk for heart disease.
However, it is the number one killer worldwide affecting more than 1 in every 3 American adults.
That's why at Mercy Health we know that if one heart stops, a dozen may break. We are here to take care of you, so you can take care of those that you love.
Know Your Risk
There are many risk factors for developing heart disease, but the good news is that many of these risk factors can be controlled.
- High cholesterol
- Lack of exercise
- Diet and nutrition
- Alcohol consumption
Many of the procedures used to screen for possible heart issues can be requested by your primary care physician. These include:
- Blood pressure screening
- Body weight and BMI calculations
- Blood tests for glucose and cholesterol levels
- Analysis of lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise and whether or not you use tobacco products.
If your doctor reviews your results and feels that you are at a high risk for developing a heart condition, you will likely be referred to a cardiologist for further testing. Learn more about Mercy Health's heart and vascular care.
When it comes to your heart and vascular health, you want the best health care available. Mercy Health offers the perfect combination of experienced doctors, advanced technology, state-of-the-art treatments and personal care.
Primary Care Providers Can Help Identify Risk Factors
Schedule an appointment with one of our primary care doctors to assess your risk of heart disease.
Understand Your Heart Risk
Download these handy resource guides to help you understand your heart risk and ways to improve your heart health.