Heart Disease Prevention
Over time, changes in your heart and blood vessels can lead to heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Some of these changes are due to inherited (genetic) factors, but some are also the result of bad habits. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to start taking better care of your heart. Even if you have had a heart attack or stroke, taking better care of yourself can reduce your risk for future complications.
Cardiovascular disease prevention at Henry Ford
Preventing heart disease includes smart choices to improve your health. We offer comprehensive programs to help control your risk factors and prevent or delay heart disease complications. Our services focus on:
- Prevention: Our prevention programs help you understand your risks and start working toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.
- Rehabilitation: Our team of specialists offers support and develops personalized programs to help you get better after serious heart disease complications.
Our team of rehabilitation experts has years of experience helping heart disease patients get healthy:
- Making lifestyle changes such as starting an exercise program
- Adopting good eating habits
- Knowing your heart disease risks and how to manage them
- Getting back on track after a complication or surgery
Heart disease prevention programs at Henry Ford
Adopting a heart healthy lifestyle can help you avoid complications such as stroke. This may include parting with old habits and trying new things. You’re never too young or too old to start taking better care of your heart. Our experts offer the following strategies to help get you started:
- Develop a plan that works for you: Make your own eating and activity plan, or modify expert tips to fit your lifestyle. Find out what works best for you and do it your way.
- Get real: Set goals that are realistic and attainable. Changing too much too fast can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
- Think positive: Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk. You may also benefit from surrounding yourself with people who have a positive attitude and support your healthy living efforts.
- Take it one step at a time: Small changes can lead to big health rewards. Focus on improving one habit at a time.
- Set yourself up for success: Make your surroundings healthy-living friendly by stocking up on healthy foods and finding friends who enjoy the same activities as you.