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When Does Your Heart Need a Checkup?

We have routine mammograms, colonoscopies and dental check ups. But how do we know for sure our hearts are healthy? Dr. Amy Epps of Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, answers that question in this WIS Health U news report with Dawndy Mercer-Plank.

 

I Am A Heart Attack 2017: Behind the Scenes

Our 2017 heart commercial showcases how a lifetime of bad choices can lead to a heart attack. You can watch it below.

 

This spot is the fourth in a series of commercials featuring an actor who personifies a heart attack. In addition, the concept for this installment of the series came from a University of South Carolina student. We introduce you to her — and the rest of the talented crew responsible for “I Am A Heart Attack” — in this “behind the scenes” video below.

 

To learn more about heart disease and take a heart attack quiz, visit LexMed.com/Know

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National Wear Red Day

Are you seeing red today? We are! Lexington Medical Center employees gathered for a group photo inside the hospital today for #NationalWearRedDay. We want our community to “Just Say Know” to heart disease by learning about risk factors.

Risk factors make you more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that a disease will get worse. The good news is that 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented and treated if you learn about your risks and take action to control them.

Risk Factors You Can’t Control
*Age 45 or older (men), age 55 or older (women)
*Family history of early heart disease. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 45, or if your mother or sister had a heart attack before age 55, you are more likely to develop heart disease.
*History of preeclampsia during pregnancy

Risk Factors You Can Control
*High blood pressure
*High blood cholesterol
*Diabetes and prediabetes
*Smoking
*Being overweight or obese
*Being physically inactive
*Eating an unhealthy diet

Other Risk Factors For Women
*Sleep apnea
*Stress
*Depression
*Too much alcohol
*Birth control pills (especially for women over 35 who smoke)
*Anemia

For more information, visit LexMed.com/Know

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