Men's Heart Health

MARGO: ACCORDING TO THE CDC,ABOUT HALF OF MEN IN THE UNITEDSTATES WHO DIE SUDDENLY OF HEARTDISEASE HAVE NO PREVIOUSSYMPTOMS. SAM TURNER, ANINTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST WITHNOVANT HEALTH JOINS US MOREABOUT THE FACTORS THAT CANINCREASE A MAN’S RISK OF HEARTDISEASE.
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OFCORONARY HEART DISEASE? DR.

TURNER: CORONARY ARE DISEASEIS WHEN A FATTY SUBSTANCE BUILDUP INSIDE.

THE CORONARY ARTERIES OF THEARTERIES THAT SUPPLY THE BLOODFLOW TO THE.

HEART MUSCLE WHICHGIVES US THE OXYGEN WE NEED.

AS THESE PLAQUES DEVELOP, THECORONARY’S.

BECOME HARDER ANDNARROW AND THIS REDUCES THEBLOOD FLOW TO. WHEN THAT HAPPENS, PATIENTS WILLHAVE SYMPTOMS OF CHEST PAIN,HEART ATTACK, AND SOMETIMESSUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH. MARGO: SOUND LIKE TROUBLE TO ME. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS MENCAN DO TO LOWER THEIR RISK OFHEART DISEASE? DR.

MAINTAIN A HEALTHYWEIGHT, AVOID SMOKING AND DOROUTINE EXERCISE. A LOT OF MEN THINK THERE IS NOPOINT TO MODERATE EXERCISE BUTTHAT’S NOT TRUE. MODERATE EXERCISE SUCH AS 30MINUTES A DAY, FIVE DAYS A WEEKCAN SIGNIFICANT WAY DECREASERISK OF HEART DISEASE. IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO GET YOURCHOLESTEROL CHECKED AND IT.

WITH YOURDOCTOR ABOUT STARTING ONE OF THESTAT MEDICATIONS IN ADDITION TOROUTINE LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION. MARGO: DOES BELLY FAT HAVEANYTHING TO DO WITH IT? DR. TURNER: ALL FAT CAN PUT YOUAT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE. MARGO: WHAT ABOUT FAMILYHISTORY? DR. TURNER: FAMILY HISTORY ISIMPORTANT AS WELL. IF YOU HAVE A FIRST-DEGREERELATIVE WHO HAD A HEART ATTACKBEFORE.

THE AGE OF 55, YOU ARE ATRISK FOR HEART DISEASE RATE ASWE.

MENTIONED, HEART DISEASE ISMORE OF A LIFESTYLE DISEASE. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE FAMILYHISTORY DOESN’T MEAN YOU’REGOING TO HAVE HEART DISEASE,JUST MEANS YOU TAKE THE STEPS TOPREVENT IT. MARGO: WHAT OTHER GOOD STUFF CANYOU TELL MEN? DR. TURNER: SEE HER PRIMARY CAREDOCTOR AND A SURE YOU KNOW WHATYOU’RE.

CHOLESTEROL IS AND REVIEWALL THE MEDICATIONS.

YOU ARETAKING IN THAT WILL HELP YOURDOCTOR AND YOU MAKE A GOOD PLAN FOR THE CHANGE YOU NEED TO MAKE. MARGO: FOR MORE INFORMATION? >> VISIT OUR WEBSITE.