Lorven Heart & Vascular Institute is a premier cardiology and vascular institute exclusively serving and trusted in Marion County for the last 20 years.
Our mission is to improve the healthcare of our community by providing comprehensive and high-quality cardiology and vascular care. Our goal and emphasis is to provide the best care and bring the most advanced technologies to achieve the best outcomes and positive patient experiences. Our convenient office location offers state of the art diagnostic facilities and a free-standing Cardiac Catheterization laboratory. We deliver advanced care in patients with limb salvage, limb ischemia and occlusive deep vein disease.
We want our patients to leave our office feeling that we have exceeded their expectations professionally and medically.
Heart awareness, healthy living, and longevity have significantly improved over the past several years. By addressing modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stress and weight one can decrease their risk of heart disease. Early prevention and intervention is essential to a healthy heart.
Smoking affects the vessels causing the plaque or cholesterol to stick to the walls which can lead to coronary artery disease, heart attacks and stroke. Second-hand smoke can lead to the same risk factors. High blood pressure puts added stress on the heart leading to an enlarged heart, shortness of breath and arrhythmias. Cholesterol is plaque that clogs the arteries causing heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and stroke and may lead to death. Stress increases the risk of heart disease byreleasing unnecessary hormones. These hormones can cause an increase in plaque buildup. Being overweight makes the heart work harder which can lead to heart disease. In addition, being overweight can lead to diabetes a leading risk factor for coronary heart disease
Heart disease can be modified by lifestyle changes. If you smoke, stop smoking; monitor and control your blood pressure. Know your cholesterol number. Look to find ways to try to reduce stress, stay active, and exercise at least five times a week. Decrease your body weight; this will help to improve your cholesterol and blood pressure as well. Seek the help of your doctor to discuss some of these preventable measures to improve your overall health.
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