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28 Days of Heart Health

Day 1: How the Heart Works
The heart pumps blood throughout the body. A heart that works well is needed for good health.
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Day 2: Overall Heart Healthy Tips
Risk factors are habits and conditions that make heart disease more likely. Most risk factors can be managed to help make your heart healthier. Read more.
Day 3: Manage Stress
Stress, pent-up anger, and other negative emotions have been linked to heart disease. Read more.

Day 4: Understanding Food and Cholesterol
Too much cholesterol in your blood can lead to blocked arteries. Read more.

Day 5: Fats 101
Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol and which ones don't is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease. Read more .

Day 6: What is a Cath Lab?
A catheterization laboratory or cath lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to support the catheterization procedure. Read more

Day 7: Know Your Numbers
Cholesterol is made up of different kinds of fats, or “lipids.” If your total cholesterol is high, knowing your lipid profile is important. Read more
Day 8: Increase Activity 30 Minutes Per Day
Get up and get active!
The American Heart Association recommends exercising at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week for heart health. Read more

Day 9: Mananging Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) is called the silent killer because many people who have it don’t know it. Read more

Day 10: Congenital Heart Defects
What are Congenital Heart Defects?
Congenital (kon-JEN-ih-tal) heart defects are problems with the heart's structure that are present at birth. Read more
Day 11: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Cardiac Arrest - are they the same, or different?
What is cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed
heart disease. Read more 

Day 12: Cardio Team One
Most heart attacks occur during the night or early morning hours. Most people may think that just like an emergency room physician, a heart attack specialist is always on site - not true. Read more
Day 13: Bypass Surgery

Vascular surgery evolved from general and cardiac surgery as well as minimally invasive procedures. Read more 
Day 14: More than Valentine’s Day: Taking Care of Our Hearts
February is American Heart Month, which makes this a good time to talk about the ways the Affordable Care Act helps us take better care of our hearts. Read more.
Day 15: Angioplasty/Robotic Angioplasty
The heart is an amazing muscle. It beats an average 100,000 times daily to pump almost 2,000 gallons of blood. Read more
Day 16: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Kids
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly becomes unable to function properly. Read more
Day 17: Heart Attack Signs - Men vs. Women
Below are some of the major heart attack signs in men and in women. In this video clip Dr. Syed Mahmood, an interventional cardiologist at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, talks about the importance of getting to the hospital quickly once these signs have been recognized. Red more
Day 18: Eat Healthy When Dining Out
Portion Size - Get the waiter to cut your meal in half and put it in a carry-out box before the food is even brought out. Read more.
Day 19: Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the tissues outside the heart. As you age, your arteries become stiffer and thicker. Read more
Day 20: Know Your Genes
What is more important than family? Certainly it is who we are and what we are at risk for. Your family predetermines your genetic makeup. Read more.

Day 21: Vitamin D
Enjoying some fresh air and sunshine will undoubtedly put you in a good mood, but a new study shows that soaking up sun is also good for your heart. Read more
Day 22: Diabete and Heart Disease
If you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to have heart disease than someone without diabetes. But there’s good news. You can help control your health risks by making some changes in your life. Read more
Day 23: C.A.C.S. (Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring) Test
a. Heart disease can be silent for years and progress to an advanced state. Read more
Day 24: Need Affordable Health Insurance? DMC can help
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Day 25: Find out Who’s Who in Heart Care
February is a great time to pause and consider what you can do to stay heart healthy – no matter what your age. Read more.
Day 26: Get Smoke Free
Being smoke free is the most important risk factor you can change. Read more.

Day 27: Myths About Heart disease and Women
Myth: Heart disease is for men, and cancer is the real threat for women. Read more.
Day 28: Heart Benefits to Exercise
Exercise is a lot more than an energy booster and a stress reliever. Read more









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