Sioux Center Health joins health professionals nationwide to see February – American Heart Month – as a perfect time to review heart health basic facts.

There are simple steps everyone can take to reduce the risks of heart disease, especially since it remains the leading cause of death in the nation.

Since one in every four deaths can be attributed to heart disease, know your risk factors, such as:

  • Being overweight due to poor diet or a lack of exercise
  • A family history of heart disease
  • High blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking

When it comes to diagnosing any heart complications, early detection is the best protection. You can prevent or control your risk factors by adopting a healthy and active lifestyle by eating right, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. But when a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough, our medical team of family physicians and cardiology specialists are able to provide the most comprehensive care available.

Our Cardiac Rehab nurses are ready to work with you to improve your cardiovascular health after a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty/stent placement or heart surgery. If you would like more information or have questions, please contact your family physician and our team will be ready to assist your needs.

Learn more about our Cardiac Rehabilitation services.