Understanding Heart Disease
According to the CDC, 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States are due to heart disease, about 600,000 people, costing $108.9 billion each year. Additionally, every year 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. Understanding how different diseases and risk factors contribute to your heart health is essential along with recognizing the warning signs and symptoms.
Portneuf Medical Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of the community members it serves. By providing information and resources we feel that we are able to better prepare them to be partners in their healthcare. Below is a list to various websites to help our community members become better informed partners in their healthcare.
HEART INSIGHT® eNews - Subscribe to a quarterly e-newsletter from the American heart association which provides articles on the latest news in heart care and disease information, healthy recipes and more. It also includes links to Heart 360®, MyLifeCheck®, Getting Healthy, video libraries, and achieved issues.
Million Hearts® - Million Hearts® is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. This website is designed to provide information and resources on heart healthy living, strategies to reduce heart disease prevalence, healthy eating and more. Take a short survey to obtain your heart attack risk score and steps you can take to improve it.
American Heart Association® - Provides information on getting healthy through nutrition center, physical activity, healthier kids, weight and stress management,, workplace wellness and smoking cessation. It also provides information and resources on various conditions and research.
Deputy Heart Attack Care - Learn about the early warning signs of heart attack. Heart attacks are preventable and understanding how to recognize them and what to do can save a life. Take the pledge to save 400,000 American lives a year from heart attacks.
Quitnet® - According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the more support you receive from friends and family, the more likely you are to quit smoking successfully. This website provides online support with community forums, clubs and chat. Quitting tools, medication guides and expert advice are also available.
Project Filter: Idaho Tobacco Prevention and Control Program - Helps tobacco users quit by offering a wide variety of tools you can use as you begin your quit process. By signing up, you can receive a 4-week supply of FREE nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum, or lozenges). Quitting aids, a guide, quit coat and a web coach. You can also call (1-800-Quit-Now, 1-800-784-8669).
For more information on Heart Disease symptoms, risks and treatments, please visit the Pocatello Cardiology Clinic page.