The time is now to reduce your risks!
The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention
begin by age 20. This means assessing your risk factors and working to
keep them low. For those over 40, or those with multiple risk factors,
it's important to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular
disease in the next 10 years. Many first-ever heart attacks or strokes
are fatal or disabling, so prevention is critical. The sooner you begin
comprehensive risk reduction, the longer and stronger your heart will beat.
Get Your Calcium Score (you can schedule an appointment yourself. Call
816-655-5515, option 2)
Your calcium score can help you make lifestyle changes years before a
Learn the ABCs of heart attack prevention
Preventing a heart attack is simpler than you may think. It's as easy
as ABC to reduce your risk and live a longer, stronger life.
Live Better with Life's Simple Seven
Planning healthy living may also be simpler than you think. Take our My
Life Check assessment and draft your personalized strategy for living
a longer, stronger life.
Perhaps you need some prevention motivation? We're here to help you learn and live. For the smartest prevention
plan, everyone needs to understand the following.
What is a heart attack?
Learn what happens when you have a heart attack and how that affects your
What puts me at risk for heart attack?
Some of the risks for heart attack can be modified, treated or controlled
and some can't. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chances
of developing coronary heart disease or having a heart attack.
Test your heart I.Q.
Think you know what's best for your heart? Test your Heart I.Q. with
one of our Healthy Heart Quizzes, including blood pressure, cholesterol,
lifestyle and taking medication.