February is Hearth Health Awareness Month

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Heart Health Myth 1

Heart Myth #1: I would know if I had high blood pressure.

Fact: High blood pressure (hypertension) is called the “silent killer” because it often shows no symptoms until it is too late. Knowing your blood pressure numbers is the first step to leading a long and healthy life.

Heart Health Myth 2

Heart Health Myth #2: Heart disease doesn’t affect women who are fit.

Fact: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one of every three deaths each year. Even with exercise and a healthy diet, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol can still occur. To lower your risk of heart disease, see your physician and know your numbers.

Heart Health Myth 3

Heart Myth #3: Exercise is risky if you have heart disease.

Fact: Most patients with heart disease go on to live very normal, active lives and are able to incorporate exercise into their new heart-healthy lifestyle. Be sure and discuss exercise with your cardiologist.

Heart to Heart: Where do you stand when it comes to your risk for heart disease?

As part of our ongoing commitment to heart disease prevention, we are honoring February as National Heart Awareness Month, and PacMed wants you to be a heart-healthy success story!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? It beats out all other diseases for this distinction among both men and women. That’s why it’s so important to know your risk–such as your cholesterol and triglyceride numbers. Speaking with your primary care provider or cardiologist puts this data to practical use. And as anyone with heart disease can tell you, making regular visits to your cardiologist can help keep your future looking bright.

Take control of your cardiovascular health and be a success story! Here are several steps:


First Hill
1101 Madison St
Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98104

Canyon Park
1909 214th Street SE
Suite 300
Bothell, WA 98021

Renton
601 South Carr Rd
Suite 100
Renton, WA 98055

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Additional Information:

To schedule an appointment, use our online appointment request form or call 206.505.1300.

Find out more about our Cardiology specialists, including their practice philosophies and special interests:

Keiko Aikawa, MD


Dr. Philip Massey

Philip Massey, MD


Dr. Bobbie Paramsothy

Pathmaja (Bobbie) Paramsothy, MD, MS


Dr. Shilpa Reddy

Shilpa Reddy, MD

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