KNOW YOUR RISK FACTORS. SAVE YOUR LIFE.
Almost half of all American adults have at least one major risk factor for heart disease, or they have been diagnosed with a disease that increases risk. Too many wait too long to start managing them. Heart disease, when caught early, is highly treatable — in some cases even reversible. Many heart-related health conditions, like irregular heartbeats or valve problems, can be managed or even cured. But you have to do your part. And there’s no better time than now to start and no better place than here.
MAJOR RISK FACTORS
Here are some of the indicators that you have a higher risk of heart disease. There are others. To find out where you are on your journey to heart health, be sure to take the Heart Health Risk Assessment.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Obesity and being overweight
- Family history
YOU DON’T NEED A HEART PROBLEM TO NEED A HEART DOCTOR.
Remember, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men, and a big reason is that problems like strokes and heart attacks oftentimes have no symptoms until it’s too late. If you suspect you have a heart-related problem and want to see a cardiologist, we can help.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU LIVE YOUR HEALTHIEST LIFE.
- High blood pressure and cholesterol management
- Congestive heart failure management
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Peripheral artery disease diagnosis and treatment
- Vein care
- Heart rhythm problem (like atrial fibrillation) diagnosis and treatment
- Diabetes management through our Diabetes Center of Excellence
The UMass Memorial Health heart and vascular specialists are located throughout the region. You can find the help you need at any of our locations. Virtual visits are available.
1 REASON TO TRACK YOUR HEART HEALTH
You! Download your Mini Guide to Heart Health so you can keep track of your numbers, like your blood pressure and BMI. You’ll learn what your numbers mean and how to get a conversation started with your doctor.
INNOVATION AND RECOGNITION
Anyone can say they provide high-quality care, but when it comes to your heart health, innovation, relentlessness and national recognition prove that excellent care happens at UMass Memorial Health.
We demand excellence in everything we do.