Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S. Despite its prevalence, there are still plenty of misconceptions about heart health. For example, many people assume it’s easy to determine whether you’re having a heart attack. In fact, the symptoms of a heart attack can be as subtle as shortness of breath and fatigue. Another common myth is that smoking won’t damage the heart, only the lungs. In fact, smoking is one of the most significant risk factors of heart disease.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, there are steps you can take to improve your heart health. One year after you quit smoking, for example, your risk of a heart attack is reduced by 50 percent. The cardiology expert in this video also explains some misconceptions regarding vitamins and supplements.
The board-certified cardiologists of Cardiac Solutions look forward to helping you get back on your feet. Call our cardiology clinics in Glendale, Peoria, or Avondale at (623) 208-5305 or explore the heart health information on our website .