Coronary Heart Disease

Exceptional care for coronary heart disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type, killing more than 385,000 people annually
  • Over 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – or 1 out of every 4 deaths
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women 
  • About 715,000 Americans have heart attacks each year – including 525,000 first heart attacks and 190,000 repeat heart attacks

The main risk factors for coronary heart disease are high blood pressurehigh LDL cholesterol and smoking. But there are other medical conditions and lifestyle choices that can increase your risk, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

How can you protect your heart?

Reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol will reduce your risk of dying of heart disease. You can also protect your heart by following your doctor’s instructions and staying on your medications. Eat a healthy diet low in salt, total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.

Get out and move around. This is as simple as taking a brisk 10-minute walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week. And, if you smoke, quit as soon as possible. If you need help quitting, talk to Dr. Ola Akinboboye at Queens Heart Institute. Dr. Ola is one of the most respected, recognized and honored heart doctors in New York. He can help you quit for good.

Treatments for coronary heart disease may include therapeutic lifestyle changes, medications and medical or surgical procedures. Typically, surgery is the treatment of last resort after other noninvasive treatments have failed.

Learn more about coronary heart disease and get expert help. From Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, South Jamaica, Rosedale and Elmont in Queens County, NY, call Queens Heart Institute at 718.949.9400 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your comprehensive heart health consultation.