A healthier heart, can it be possible?
"By simply leading a healthier life" says Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical director of New York University's Women's Heart Program and author of Dr. Nieca Goldberg's complete Guide to Women's Health. "More than half of heart disease is preventable, and studies have shown that 90% of heart attacks in women can be prevented," she adds. Even small steady changes in your life can mean a stronger, more efficient heart.
Starting with a baseline which can give you an idea as to whether you are at risk, and perhaps where to start. Get tests done - know your HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, body mass index and triglycerides.