Northwell Health - Plainview & Syosset Hospitals

Fall 2016

Look North is a magazine published by the Northwell Health System. This publication features health and wellness information geared toward healthcare consumers in the Long Island and New York City region.

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IN THE KNOW ARE YOU AT RISK FOR H EART DISEASE? CONSI DER TH E MI LLIONS OF AMERICANS IT AFFECTS. One of every seven deaths in the US is caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease strikes someone in the US nearly every More than 85 million Americans are heart disease or stroke survivors — more than the entire population of Germany. of Hispanic men are affected by high cholesterol. CALL 911 if you have heart attack symptoms like lightheadedness, severe fatigue or pain in the arms, back, chest, neck, arms, jaw or stomach. Protect your future with Northwell Health's free heart-health risk assessment at P R E V E N T I O N Work with your physician to identify and manage your risk factors — such as family history, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — to address heart disease before it becomes deadly. D I AG N O S I S Noninvasive imaging tests, such as an echocardiogram, assess your vascular function. Physicians also use X-ray-guided catheters, or fl exible tubes inserted into the blood vessels, to locate blockages. T R E ATM E N T Interventional cardiologists use catheters to open blockages and get blood fl owing again. Catheters can be used with balloon tips to open narrowed arteries, as well as to place tubes called stents that prop open an artery. 46% But only one in fi ve African- American women believes she is at risk for heart disease. 20% 42 SECONDS Heart disease is the NUMBER 1 KILLER of men and women in the US — more than all cancers combined. 1 2 3 BETTER H EART 3 Steps to a Be Proactive! A Beat Ahead of African-American women are prone to high blood pressure. 48% Take our survey at the link on the front cover. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Entries must be received by December 30, 2016. See the survey Web site for complete rules. Enter to win an iPad Mini 4!

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