How well doctors’ offices and patients are managing heart disease in my community?

Following are what doctors’ offices and patients are measured on to determine how well they’re managing heart disease in our community. Click on the area that interests you!

Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure makes your heart work harder than it should. It can cause a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. Having normal blood pressure can reduce your chances of having these problems. The goal for patients with heart disease is to have blood pressure less than 140/90.

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is made in the liver and found in some foods. There are two types of cholesterol: good and bad. Bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) can build up and block the flow of blood through your body. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. If you have heart disease, your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels should be below 100.

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number that’s calculated from your weight and height to measure body fatness. Having a high BMI can increase a person’s chance of developing diabetes. The goal is for patients with heart disease to have a BMI below 25. You can calculate your own body mass index by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/.

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Prescribing of appropriate anti-blood
clotting medicines

The American Heart Association recommends daily aspirin use for people who have had a heart attack or stroke, or are at high risk for having a heart attack. Studies show that aspirin can be helpful for preventing heart attacks, strokes and other similar problems. Aspirin can help to reduce blood clots that can form in the arteries of the heart that can lead to a heart attack.

For those who are unable to take aspirin, a doctor may prescribe another medicine, such as clopidogrel, for reducing blood clots.

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