Weill Cornell Medical College
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Heart Health  A Program of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging
at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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A consultative clinical program aimed at risk stratification and prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals.

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Risk for cardiovascular disease is due to underlying conditions, genetics and lifestyle choices. Learn if you are at risk and how HeartHealth can help.

DID YOU KNOW?

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

– World Health Organization, 1948

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and women are just as likely as men to have a heart attack.

3.7 million people go to the hospital for heart disease every year.

Three-quarters of people with chronic heart failure have high blood pressure.

“To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet.  It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.”

– Albert Schweitzer

$313 billion is the average cost per year for heart disease.

People with high cholesterol are twice as likely to develop heart disease.

People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

– Buddha

People with depression are 25-40% more likely to die from heart disease.

Coronary artery disease is present 10 times more often in people who are obese.

“The doctor or the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of human frame and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

– TA Edison

People who smoke are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease.

People with a diet high in saturated fat are 30% more likely to develop heart disease.

“Awaiting overt signs and symptoms of coronary disease before treatment is not longer justified. In some respects, the occurrence of symptoms may be regarded more properly as a medical failure than as the initial indication for treatment.”

– William B. Kannel, MD, Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center.

People who don’t exercise are 50% more likely to develop heart disease.

People who binge drink or drink heavily are twice as likely to have a fatal heart attack.

“Superior doctors prevent the disease. Mediocre doctors treat the disease before evident. Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease.”

- Huang Dee:  Nai-Ching (2600 BC First Chinese Medical Text)

Know your numbers: 

Everyone should know their blood pressure, weight, cholesterol level and blood sugar level.

Limiting stress is very beneficial for your cardiovascular health. We recommend:

Meditation, having a sense of humor, spending time with the people you love, getting enough sleep and seeking counseling.

About 8.9 million Americans have chest pain (angina) caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, which occurs when the coronary arteries become blocked with a build-up of plaque.

80% of heart attacks can be prevented if only risk factors were better controlled.  A recent study showed that 4 out of 5 heart attacks could be avoided if all of these five habits were achieved: 

1)No smoking 2)Keeping abdominal fat down 3)Eating a healthy diet 4)Drinking a small or moderate amount of alcohol and 5)Exercising daily.