Get "heart-fit" during American Heart Month

Posted February 08, 2017

The Village Improvement Association will present Dr. Lynn Toth as she offers information on stroke and heart health at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Rehoboth library.

In a report published on, depression was just as strongly linked to cardiovascular disease as any of the more common "big five" risk factors that the American Heart Association warns people about. "So we have to be aware of this and need to make sure that we are doing our best to stay healthy so we can continue to stay healthy and live a long and healthy life", said Dr. Abbate. Staff from TVH will be providing these free screenings to ensure that every woman who attends knows her numbers.

VCU Health Pauley Heart Center services include inpatient and outpatient care ranging from noninvasive cardiology to heart transplantation.

Matters of the heart can influence actual heart health.

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The Chautauqua Health Action Team established a goal of preventing 250 heart attacks, strokes and related deaths in Chautauqua County in the coming year. If you don't want to join them, you should start taking steps today to reduce your personal risk.

According to the American Heart Association, one in three women die of heart disease or stroke each year. "If you are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression, seeking mental health expertise is important for your overall health and heart health", says Paramsothy.

Meyer said, "We know by that making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, getting a little bit more exercise, eating a little bit healthier diet, you can make significant changes to really put yourself on the right path". "The fact is that women are equally, if not more, affected by heart disease than men".

While one or more heart disease risk factors are present in 90% of women, 80% can be controlled by regular exercise, healthy diet and weight maintenance. Your doctor should help you determine your target heart rate, and utilizing a heart rate monitor can help you reach it.