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By Endeavor Health
The human heart is quite possibly the most significant vital organ, carrying meaning in an emotional, figurative way and in the physical, literal realm.
We can have our hearts broken, wear them on our sleeves or feel them soar with happiness.
We can also feel the physical strain of a heart working overtime to pump blood through arteries thick with cholesterol, or the pain of a heart deprived of blood and oxygen because of a blockage.
The key to avoiding pain, the physical kind, at least, is paying attention to the condition of this amazing muscle, starting early and staying consistent.
“The sooner adults get a handle on their heart health routine, the better their chances of avoiding heart disease and complications like heart attack and stroke,” said Catherine Wood, MD, a primary care physician with Endeavor Health.
“It doesn’t take a lot of time in your schedule to keep your heart healthy. Make good habits like exercise and healthy food part of your lifestyle, and check in with your doctor regularly to keep track of your blood pressure and cholesterol,” Dr. Wood said.
Take action to ensure your heart stays healthy for years to come. This list is a good place to start:
Your heart is in good hands when you choose Endeavor Health Cardiovascular Institute. Learn more.
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Hospital, Northwest Community Healthcare and Edward-Elmhurst Health are now united under one name, Endeavor Health. We’re setting a new standard for healthcare that’s focused on you, because your best health is our endeavor. Learn more.