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Stroke remains the leading cause of death among all Americans, with more than 795,000 people in the United States experiencing a stroke annually. Many risk factors of stroke can be treated, modified or controlled; however, some cannot.

These are called controllable vs. uncontrollable risk factors:

Controllable Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Heart disease
  • ...
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Tune in as Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens, discusses risk assessment and prevention of heart disease.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens shares the importance of knowing your numbers for your heart health. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses the importance of quitting smoking. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses exercise tips. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses nutrition and your heart health. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens, is about sleep and stress. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens discusses women's heart health. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information

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Dr. Saima Zafar, board-certified cardiologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Athens, discusses men's heart health. Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/HeartMonth for more information.

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Heart Health with Dr. Vivek Patel, board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon at UT Health Tyler.

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