Heart Disease & Stroke
Southeastern Cardiology Consultants
DHH's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program works with communities around Louisiana to help people stay healthy and avoid having a heart attack or a stroke. The program encourages people to eat healthy foods and stay physically active, which lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Changing your eating habits to improve your heart health doesn't have to mean sacrificing the foods and flavors you love. Read more>>
Are you at risk? There are a lot of factors that increase your chances of developing heart disease. Read more>>
Heart diseases appear in many forns, and while most of them are preventable, a lot of times these diseases are gender, age or family-history-related and are beyond your control. Read more >>
A lot of foods are naturally packed with vitamins and nutrients that can improve heart health. Read more>>
Heart disease is a broad term encompassing several diseases
such as cardiovascular, coronary, ischaemic, hypertensive, inflammatory and valvular heart diseases. Read more>>
Prevention: What Can You Do
Eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high blood cholesterol. Limiting salt or sodium in your diet also can lower your blood pressure.
For more information on healthy diet and nutrition, see CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Web site.
If you know your weight and height, you can calculate your BMI at CDC's Assessing Your Weight Web site.
For more information, see CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Web site.
For more information about tobacco use and quitting, see CDC's Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site.