Reducing Your Risk


There are things you can do every day to reduce your risk for heart disease. Mercy Medical Group’s female cardiologists work with you and your primary care team to help identify key lifestyle changes that make a big difference.

Small choices can make a big difference in your heart health. Working with your physicians to come up with a plan for preventative health care may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Eating right. Our physicians and cardiologists will work with you to form healthy eating habits that include the right foods to improve and maintain your health.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight. Our cardiologists will work with you to find out what weight is right for you. If you’re overweight, losing even a few pounds can help relieve stress on your heart and lower your blood pressure.  
  • Reducing stress. Stress is a normal part of everyone's life. It is not the stress that increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, but how you cope with it.
  • Regular exercise. People who have had heart attacks may increase their chances of survival if they change their habits to include regular physical activity. Exercise can help control blood fats and blood glucose, maintain weight and lower blood pressure.

To learn more about improving your heart health contact our female cardiologists at (888) 314-3627 or use our Find a Doctor tool to schedule an appointment today.