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Heart Care in Hanford

Heart health is crucial to your ability to live a long, thriving life. Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death, so having the help of knowledgeable cardiologists can make a big difference in your health.

Heart disease is the term often used to describe problems related to plaque buildup in arterial walls. Heart conditions can include cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, which occurs when arteries narrow and blood can no longer flow easily. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, arrhythmia and heart valve problems.

Symptoms

Those experiencing coronary artery disease often suffer from chest pain, but mistake the symptoms for indigestion or heartburn. However, these symptoms in combination with others should be taken seriously.

Other symptoms of heart disease can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular or faster heartbeat
  • Sudden dizziness or weakness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

Prevention

Adventist Health Hanford can help you better understand ways to prevent heart disease. By adopting healthier life habits, you can lower your risk.

Healthy habits include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Undergoing regular health screenings
  • Sleeping seven to nine hours each night

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