Prevention, Screening & Diagnosis
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but regular screenings and prevention education can help you prevent or treat many heart conditions.
Cape Cod Healthcare’s community education programs, healthy heart events and preventive screenings can help you learn about your risks for heart and vascular disease and how to take steps now to manage them.
Heart Screenings & Events
Check our online calendar for heart and vascular screenings and community heart health events and education programs.
Heart Health Education
The more you know about heart disease, the better your chances of avoiding and/or surviving it.
If you need cardiac care or treatment, our Heart and Vascular Institute has the experts who can get you back to enjoying daily life.
How Women Can Prevent Heart Disease
More than one in three women in the U.S. is living with cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. And heart disease death rates have declined more slowly for women in the last 25 years than they have for men. Some of the risk of heart failure is due to family history and genetics. But, there are things that you can do to lower your chances of heart disease, heart attack, heart failure or stroke.
- If your blood glucose stays too high for too long, it can lead to serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Learn how to manage your blood sugar [PDF].
- About 14 percent of women smoke, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your doctor can help you with smoking-cessation tools. You’ll not only feel better, but you’ll save money!
- High blood pressure has no symptoms, but hypertension can lead to heart attack or stroke.
- Exercise is one of the best weapons in the battle against heart disease.
- Maintaining a healthy weight is important to lower the strain on your heart muscle. Your doctor can help you find a weight-loss program that can help and support you.
- A heart-healthy diet doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. Start with the American Heart Association’s tips on nutrition and diet.