UT Health East Texas is on a mission to help reduce the risk of heart disease in our community — but we can't do it alone.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and can cause many other health conditions. By practicing healthy heart habits not only will benefit your heart, but other areas of your health.
That's why it's important to recognize and manage your risk factors for heart disease. These include:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- family history.
If you have one or more of the risk factors listed below, it may be time to talk to your doctor about how to best manage your risk for heart disease. To find a doctor or schedule an appointment, call 903-596-DOCS.
Follow us on Facebook as we spread awareness of heart disease, symptoms to look for and how it affects your overall health. We'll be featuring a variety of videos from physicans relating to heart health throughout the month, as well as posts about signs and symptoms of heart disease, specific conditions and more.
Need to Know Dates
|Feb. 1||Heart Month Begins||Post||View|
|Feb. 4||Go Red for Women #WearRedDay||Post||View|
|Feb. 7||Know Your Risk for Heart Disease||Post||View|
|Feb. 9||Heart Month Workout Challenge||Post||View|
|Feb. 11||Patient Story: Patricia Porter||Blog||View|
Cardiac Rehab Week
|Pateint Story: Becky Barry||Blog||View|
|Getting to the Heart of Exercise||Seminar||View|
|Feb. 21||Are Heart Palpitations Normal?||Blog||View|
|Feb. 24||Heart Statistics||Post||View|
For more information on cardiac care available at UT Health East Texas, visit uthealtheasttexas.com/services/cardiology.
To find a doctor or schedule an appointment, call 903-596-DOCS.
*Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, Cleveland Clinic, American Diabetes Association and the National Sleep Foundation.