Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., killing more women and men than all types of cancer combined. Focusing on your heart health has never been more important, as people with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Women ages 40-60 are at particular risk for heart disease, but most don't consider it their greatest health risk. The Heart Truth®, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, provides a wealth of information to prevent women – and the people they love – from developing heart disease.
Cape Cod Healthcare's Heart and Vascular Institute, along with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), highlights the importance of education and awareness in the prevention of this dangerous disease. Learn about risk factors as well as strategies to manage your heart health while inspiring those around you to do the same.
#OurHearts are healthier together
There’s a lot you can do to prevent heart disease – and it’s all easier when you have social support. Research shows that we're more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. When we take care of our hearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Inspire and motivate yourself and those you love to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine.
Learn how you and your friends, family and coworkers can support each other to be heart-healthy, even if you can’t be physically together, and join the NIH’s #OurHearts movement!
Heart disease is largely preventable. Learn about living a heart-healthy lifestyle from the NIH, including the importance of:
- Understanding your risks
- Getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked
- Choosing heart-healthy foods
- Aiming for a healthy weight
- Managing stress
- Getting regular physical activity
- Quitting smoking
- Getting enough good-quality sleep
Expert physicians, exceptional care
Should you or a loved one require cardiac care, Cape Cod Healthcare’s Heart and Vascular Institute has been nationally recognized for superior heart and vascular care. Our expert physicians and specialized clinical staff provide a comprehensive range of cardiovascular treatments using the latest in technology, including minimally invasive procedures, to achieve excellent outcomes.