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Heart Disease Prevention

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death, and about 60% of people will have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in their lifetime. However, research shows that up to 90% of heart disease and stroke (what doctors call cardiovascular disease) is preventable.

If you’re concerned about your risk for future heart disease and stroke, you must know that you likely have a remarkable opportunity to lower your risk. 

How to Protect Your Heart Health

Research shows that those who optimize 7 things – called Life’s Simple 7 by the American Heart Association – have up to 90% fewer heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure.

At HealthspanMD™, we add 3 additional factors to Life’s Simple 7 that are potent predictors of better health and longer life – which we call the Healthspan-10 ™.

  1. Normal blood pressure
  2. Normal blood sugar levels
  3. Healthy cholesterol levels
  4. Healthy body weight or body composition
  5. Healthy nutrition
  6. Regular physical activity
  7. Avoid toxins such as tobacco and excess alcohol
  8. Restorative sleep
  9. Manage stress
  10.  Stay connected – socially and to your purpose

Contact Our Office To Improve Your Heart Health

Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our team. Here at HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona we specialize in helping people prevent heart disease with our personalized, comprehensive, and connected care model. We’re ready to work with you to ensure your heart remains in good health for as long as possible so you can live a long and vital life. Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE  has extensive experience treating patients who want the best treatment to lower the risk for future heart disease. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long, healthy, and vital  lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be an active part in advancing heart health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.

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