Do you know your heart attack risk factors? Read Dr. Shah's newest blog post here to stay informed about your heart health and what steps you can take to lower your risk of a heart attack.
Dr. Shah was proud to receive his COVID vaccination. Thanks to amazing scientific research, we now have a vaccine that seemed impossible a year ago. Vaccines are being rolled out in stages, and New Jersey is currently in Stage 1B, which makes the vaccine accessible to anyone who is high-risk. An individual is considered high-risk if they are 65 or older, or if they have a high-risk medical condition.
Having served on the front lines of the deadly pandemic for almost a year, Dr. Shah was hugely relieved to get his vaccine. "I want to protect myself and my loved ones" said the doctor shortly after getting his shot. In the words of Neal Armstrong, "it's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
How Much Do You Know About Heart Health?
In honor of American Heart Month, see how much you know about your heart!
1.) True or False: Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in men AND women.
2.) True or False: Heart Disease is responsible for 1 in every 10 deaths in the US.
3.) True or False: Diabetes won't cause heart disease if you take diabetes medication.
4.) True or False: Physical inactivity is a bigger risk for your heart than smoking.
See answers below!
COVID and Telehealth
2020 has been a crazy year for medical practitioners. For almost a year, we've been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But one of the more indirect health repercussions has been patients who are too fearful of the virus to seek treatment for their unrelated health issues. At Apex we've responded with a robust commitment to telehealth services so we can continue to help patients stay safe and healthy. Schedule your telehealth appointment today!
February is all about hearts-- but not just chocolate ones for Valentine's Day! February is American Heart Month, so make sure you're taking care of yours. Lifestyle choices like eating right and exercising are important but so is getting your heart checked, especially if you have Diabetes, a family history of cardiovascular disease, are overweight, or are over 65.
Heart Health Answers:
1.) True! Although many people only think of heart disease affecting men, it is actually the leading cause of death for all Americans regardless of gender.
2.) False! Heart Disease is actually responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths.
3.) False! Diabetes medication helps control your blood sugar levels but you are still at risk for Heart Disease.
4.) True! Although smoking is a major risk factor, being physically inactive at the lowest level is actually more dangerous for your heart than smoking.
Make an appointment today!
Visit www.apexheartandvascular.com or call 973-916-0002.
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