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Center for Cardiovascular Health

February is American Heart Month and time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing health conditions.

Using advanced technology, experienced staff and evidence-based medicine, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers outstanding cardiovascular care to patients in Washington state. With heart care that’s centered on you, we offer a multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular specialists at the Center for Cardiovascular Health.

Tips to keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of heart disease

  • Know your family history
  • Eat healthy
  • Get active
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation
  • Manage stress
  • Learn the warning signs of heart attack and stroke