Preventing heart disease and getting your heart healthy and strong after a heart attack or cardiac event is within your reach at Emory Healthcare's Preventive Cardiology Program. Our cardiovascular specialists are committed to helping you reduce your risk and get back on track to a healthier, happier you.
We offer a full range of Preventive cardiology and wellness programs with the tools you need to get and stay heart-healthy. These programs can also help you manage other chronic diseases such as diabetes, certain kinds of cancer, osteoporosis, and chronic low back pain. So even if you don't suffer from any of these problems, you may find the information in our programs useful for losing weight, boosting energy, and promoting overall good health.
Heart Disease Facts
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
- According to the American Heart Association, more than 787,000 people die from heart disease every year in the U.S.
- Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds in the U.S.
- Every minute, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event
- Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.
- Heart disease and stroke cost $316 billion in direct and indirect expenses every year. That includes lost work, health care services and medications
Know Your Risk
The first step in heart disease prevention is understanding your risk. Even just one of these conditions or lifestyle choices can put you at a higher risk of heart disease:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Poor Diet
- Physical Inactivity
- Alcohol Use
Did You Know?
Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown are accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Both facilities have demonstrated excellence in caring for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), from the time patients show symptoms to discharge and on-going rehabilitation. Research has shown that hospitals accredited by the SCPC perform better in heart attack core measures established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), compared to non-accredited hospitals.
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