Local Cardiologist Offers Tips for Healthier Living
HUDSON, OH (January 31, 2008) –As the founder of Western Reserve Heart Care in Hudson, Dr. Emil Hayek has focused his practice on preventing and treating heart disease. As part of February’s National Heart Month activities, he offers some tips for heart health and preventing cardiovascular disease.
Maintain a low-fat, low cholesterol diet that includes foods from all the food groups, particularly fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity five times a week- take a walk, dance, go biking, or go for a jog.
If you smoke, it is never too late to achieve the health benefits of quitting; if you do not smoke, do not start!
Know your cholesterol and maintain a low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol with a combination of diet and medication if necessary.
If you are diabetic, try to maintain good glucose control through medication, diet, and weight-loss.
In addition to being the founder of Western Reserve Heart Care, Dr. Hayek is the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Akron General Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He completed medical school and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his Cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Hayek has been in private practice since 2002, specializing in the care of coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and cardiovascular imaging.
Western Reserve Heart Care is located at 1335 Corporate Drive in Hudson, across from JoAnn’s headquarters. For more information visit www.WesternReserveHeartCare.com or call 330-342-0806. Most insurances are accepted.