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Education On Cardiac Risk Factors

Posted by Jeanie Sturgeon on Apr 7, 2020 2:42:07 PM

Teaching Others About Cardiac Risk Factors

A cardiac risk factor is a habit or characteristic that increases a person's chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Risk factors you can control:
  • use of tobacco
  • high blood pressure
  • abnormal blood lipids
  • being overweight
  • lack of regular exercise
  • diabetes or high blood sugar levels
  • poor stress management
Many people don't have any idea there's a problem until they have a heart attack. If you have one or more of these risk factors or if you have had symptoms, such as chest discomfort, or arm pain please see your doctor.  Early detection gives you and your doctor a  head start on reducing risk factors and beginning a treatment plan for the future.  This may entail blood pressure screening or medication to help alleviate those risk factors. 

Below is a sample of a hand out that you can provide to your patients when they are in the office or taking you class. When creating or researching materials always make sure the information is up to date, utilizes graphics, and is easily understandable. 

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