At the Heart of it, There's a lot riding on you.

You’ve got a life to live. We want you at the top of your game to live it. Whether its family, job, fun or other health concerns you’re juggling—it all comes back to your heart functioning well at the center.

That’s why PacMed doctors monitor the trends and listen to you, in order to provide the care you need to keep showing up to everything else important in your life.

Want to check your numbers and get a handle on your heart health risk? Talk to your primary care doctor or PacMed cardiologist this month.

Here are the heart-health trends we’re following this year:

Women’s risks and responses

  • African American women are disproportionately affected by heart disease, leading the death rate regardless of age.
  • Hispanic women are 38 percent more likely than all other racial groups to take preventative action for their families when it comes to heart health, but completely ignore their own health in the process.
  • Only 1 in 5 American women overall believe the truth—that heart disease is her greatest health threat, causing 1 in 4 female deaths.

Listen for "silent attacks"

Not all heart attacks feel intense. A heart attack without obvious symptoms is called a silent heart attack, or medically referred to as silent infarction. How do you catch a silent attack? Tell your doctor if you notice short or recurrent discomfort in the upper body including torso, arms, jaw, or neck; shortness of breath; cold sweats or nausea/lightheadedness.

If you’re ready to put your cardiovascular health at the Heart of things, follow these links to four tips our Cardiology team has put together to get you started.


Additional Information:

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

Find out more about our Cardiology specialists:

Keiko Aikawa, MD

Dr. Philip Massey

Philip Massey, MD

Dr. Bobbie Paramsothy

Pathmaja (Bobbie) Paramsothy, MD, MS

Ameet Parikh, MD

Joy (Juwono) Sutedjo, MD, FACC

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