Healthy Heart Program
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What is the Healthy Heart Program?

The Healthy Heart program is a comprehensive, non-invasive cardiovascular assessment that looks at risk factors not traditionally tested for at your general physicians’ office. We help patients discover their underlying risk factors for heart disease and help them make changes to reduce their risk.

Book a free consultation and to see if this program is the right fit for you.

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What This Program Includes:

After your free consultation, there will be two visits with our medical team, including our physician, a registered dietitian, and a registered nurse.

Your visits will include:

  • Review of your heart health and history
  • Advanced atherosclerotic disease assessment test through the Mayo Clinic
  • Assessment of inflammatory factors correlated with heart disease through the Cleveland HeartLab
  • We will check your: electrocardiogram (EKG), blood cholesterol, fatty acid profile
  • Peripheral arterial disease screening test and other cardiovascular screening tests
  • Receive education about your heart health through consultation with our registered dietitian: healthy eating habits, exercise routine, lifestyle modification to reduce cardiovascular risk
  • A one-month supply of Metagenics Omega Supplement, only available to certified physicians

Give us a call at 780-306-2888 to book your free consultation today!

FH MEDICALS PARTNERS

FH Medical has partnered with the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland HeartLab to provide our Healthy Heart patients with advanced heart health screening tests to determine if he/she is at risk. Our physicians are focused on the early detection of and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). With the goal of improving CVD risk assessment, these unique tests provide a more complete picture of CVD risk allowing our physicians to provide an improved personalized medical detection and prevention plan, not available at traditional laboratories.

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HEALTHY HEART FACTS

Every 7 minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease or stroke. That’s 206 people dying from cardiovascular disease and stroke every day. 1

Risk factors include smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. 2

There are specific factors that increase your chances of developing problems with the heart and blood vessels.

Controllable risk factors of heart health

High Blood Pressure: Over time, high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes, or a thick heart muscle (hypertrophy), which can eventually lead to heart failure, a form of heart disease.

High Cholesterol: Too much bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) can lead to blockage of the arteries, which raises the risk of heart disease.

Smoking: Smoking Increases blood pressure and contributes to the development of blocked arteries, putting you at a higher risk.

Obesity: People who have excess body fat — especially if a lot of it is at the waist — are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke even if they have no other risk factors.

Diabetes: If blood sugar levels are not controlled, the risk of heart disease severely increases.

Unhealthy Diet: Risks are greater for people who do not eat enough fruit and vegetables. Eating foods that contain trans-fat, high amounts of saturated fats, and sodium can also increase the risk of heart disease. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing a wide range of serious diseases and conditions, including heart disease.

Stress: High levels of stress or prolonged stress may result in high cholesterol, increased blood pressure, or disturbances in heart rhythm. These conditions increase the risk of developing heart disease.

Uncontrollable risk factors of heart health

Family History: Your risk of heart disease is higher if any immediate family members (parents, brothers, sisters, etc.) have had a heart attack, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

Age: Your risk of developing heart disease increases with age. This applies especially to men over the age of 45 and women who have gone through menopause or are over the age of 55.

Sex: Men have a greater risk of heart attack than women do, and they have attacks earlier in life. Even after menopause, when women’s death rate from heart disease increases, it’s not as great as men’s.

Stats courtesy of the Heart Research Institute.
Sources:
1 – Statistics Canada, 2011
2 – Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 2009