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Taking care of your heart requires you to eat well, exercise regularly, understand your risk factors and manage your heart disease and diabetes.

In this section, you will find tools and resources to help you and your family do just that. When it comes to cardiac disease prevention really is the best medicine.

Heart to Heart - A Publication of WakeMed Heart Center

In this issue: Spring/Summer 2015

Heart Disease Risk Factor Reduction

Heart disease is the number one killer in America today. Certain life-styles or risk factors, as well as inherited characteristics, contribute to this disease. Identify your risk factors to make decisions about your health.

Modifiable Risk Factors  (Risk Factors That Can Be Changed or Managed)

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors (Risk Factors That Cannot Be Changed)

  • Increasing Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity

For more information about your risk factors, please talk to your physician or nurse.




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