Heart & Vascular | Prevention
August 19, 2015

10 heart questions you should ask your doctor

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Make the most of your next doctor’s visit with this checklist of must-ask heart-health questions

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Tennessee. Discuss your risk with your physician.

  1. Based on my family and personal history, am I at risk for a heart attack?
  2. What can I do to prevent a heart attack?
  3. What are the warning signs of heart disease and stroke?
  4. What is my blood pressure, and is it at a healthy level?
  5. What do my cholesterol numbers mean?
  6. What is a healthy eating plan for me?
  7. What level of exercise is safe for me and will also have cardiovascular benefits?
  8. What can I do to decrease stress?
  9. Do I need to lose weight?
  10.  Can I get help in controlling risk factors that can be modified, such as diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity?

 

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