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Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. Despite efforts to diagnose and treat heart disease early, many Americans are unaware of their risk. A number of screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.
Learning the eight links that increase your risk for heart disease can help you better manage or reduce your risks to prevent heart disease. Start today.
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This computed tomography (CT) scan measures calcium deposits in coronary arteries — an early indicator of heart disease. This quick, painless screening is considered useful for people who have a moderate risk of heart disease and currently do not have cardiac symptoms. Those with the following risk factors may benefit from a coronary calcium scan:
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An important way to lower your risk and manage cardiovascular disease is through healthy lifestyle habits and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association recommends the following tests.
(The American Diabetes Association recommends testing for prediabetes and risk for diabetes beginning at age 45. If tests are normal, repeat testing at three-year intervals.)
Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages who are seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.
Connecting Hearts Support Group
The group provides education and support to individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Heart Health Screenings
Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.
Every year, more than 137,000 people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists for their heart and vascular care. That’s more than any other health care provider.
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