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Heart Screening Important Element in Preventing Heart Attack

 

AHA volunteer advocate Lynn Paulson shares her story in the Rapid City Journal to encourage others to do a heart screening.  A heart attack can happen to anyone, but prevention and detection of heart problems can save lives. According to Dr. Alexander Schabauer, cardiovascular specialist at Rapid City Regional Hospital, there are "the big five" health factors that significantly increase the risk of heart disease.  They include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, genetics and high cholesterol.  Heart health means to manage and control those risk factors you can, and get screened when something doesn't feel right.  For more on this article, CLICK HERE

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