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Heart & Vascular

Risk Factors

Certain risk factors increase your chances of developing heart and artery disease. Some risk factors are things you cannot change like age and family history of heart disease. Other risk factors can often be changed or controlled with life style changes and sometimes medications.

Risk Factors Include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Age (men over 45; women over 55)
  • HDL (healthy cholesterol less than 50 in women; less than 40 in men)
  • Family history of premature coronary heart disease
    (at an age less than 55 in father or brother; less than 65 in mother or sister)

Are you at risk? Find out more by talking to your physician. Kettering Health Medical Group cardiologists are Ohio's top choice for heart care. Our cardiovascular experts treat all forms of heart disease and provide the most advanced comprehensive cardiovascular care to help you maintain a healthy and active life. 

Kettering Health Medical Group Cardiovascular Care offers 28 conveniently located offices and more than 50 highly skilled cardiovascular specialists throughout the greater Dayton area. Make an appointment with a Kettering Health Medical Group cardiovascular specialist today. 

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