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Major Risk Factors

Major Risk Factors Heart Disease

We have talked about this many times and your health care team has brought these up as well. The reason we don’t stop talking about these major risk factors is because for the most part they are avoidable or the very least manageable. We want you to do everything you can to lessen your risk… Read More »


What are your numbers?

Whats your Number

Your doctor may use a number of tests to help determine your risk of heart disease and next steps. Many of these test provide number measurements that provide your doctor with critical information. Below are some of those “number” tests that your healthcare team need to know the results. Lipoprotein Profile Fasting for 9-12 hours… Read More »


Are you at risk of developing heart disease?

Know your risks - Alpine Cardiology

Knowing your personal risk for heart disease is the first step towards heart health. There are obvious risks such as smoking and being overweight, we all know if those are risk factors for us. There are other risk factors that are not so obvious. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are not obvious and usually… Read More »


Heart Disease – What you need to know

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What Is Heart Disease? Most simply say heart disease when referring to coronary heart disease. Heart disease is when the arteries that supply the blood to the heart become narrowed and hardened because of plaque buildup on the inner walls of the artery. As plaque, an accumulation of fat, cholesterol and other substances build up… Read More »


Why should I care about heart disease?

Tips for reducing heart disease

A lot of people look at heart disease as something that happens to other people, not to them. Thinking they “feel fine” so they have nothing worry about. Many women think that being female protects them from heart disease. Men may think they are not old enough to have a serious heart condition. They may… Read More »


Heart Healthy Kitchen

Heart Healthy Grains Beans

  We talk about heart healthy foods a lot, because what you eat is important for your health. We want to help you follow a healthy diet and keep temptation away. If your kitchen is heart healthy friendly it will save you time and worry when preparing healthy meals. Below are some guidelines for stocking… Read More »


Healthy Holiday Recipes

It is that time of year again and instead of serving the artery clogging standards, why not try something new? Share healthier options with your family and friends as you gather over the next few months. The Mayo Clinic offers up great ideas for healthy holiday dishes. Multiple choices of soups, salads, turkey, side dishes,… Read More »


Make Every Move Count!

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Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Regular exercise, healthy diet and lifestyle may help protection you against coronary artery disease and vascular disease research has found. Sedentary Lifestyle A sedentary lifestyle comes with a whole host of health risks. Not only are you burning fewer calories, but… Read More »


50 Fun and Interesting facts about the heart.

Alpine Cardiology Heart Facts

We usually share ways to keep you heart healthy. We thought you may enjoy some fun facts about the heart. Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States. The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart can weigh between 7 and 15 ounces. A… Read More »


Heart Chamber Conditions and Disorders

What conditions and disorders are related to the heart chambers A couple of weeks ago we did an article about how your heart works and one of the important parts of your heart’s structure is the 4 chambers. This week we will talk about what types of heart problems are related to your heart chambers…. Read More »


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