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What Do You Know About Preventing Heart Disease?

You can take steps to reduce your risk for heart disease. Find out more about preventing heart disease by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these is a cause of heart disease?
2. What can happen if blood flow in an artery is blocked or greatly restricted?
3. Three risk factors for heart disease can't be controlled. Which of these are they?
4. What is considered "high blood pressure"?
5. Why can smoking lead to heart disease?
6. How much exercise is recommended to help prevent heart disease?
7. Your risk for heart disease rises if your body mass index (BMI) is more than 24.9. Why?
8. Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is considered safe for your heart. What can happen if you drink more?
9. Which of these is a classic symptom of a heart attack?

Rest assured your heart is in the right place at Broward Health. Patients have access to a wide range of services at all of our hospitals for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our team of cardiac physicians and cardio-thoracic surgeons are among the most talented and experienced in Broward. Broward Health Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the only high performing hospital for heart care and heart surgery in Broward County.

The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward Health Medical Center, one of the nations’ top centers for cardiovascular treatment, gives patients access to a medical team of experts and the most advanced technology needed to combat heart disease and its related conditions.

Broward Health Imperial Point’s Heart Failure Management Program was the first hospital in South Florida to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ for healthcare quality from the Joint Commission.

Find a variety of cardiac services at Broward Health Coral Springs, including rapid treatment and thrombolytic therapy at the new Emergency Department, as well as ongoing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings and Fitness Classes at the Community Education Center.

Many of our facilities use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a technique that takes multiple "cross-section" images of the body, which are then assembled into a three-dimensional image by a computer, to evaluate cardiac conditions such as cardiac malformations and blood flow and vessel disorders.

Broward Health North offers Positron Emission Tomography (PET), a powerful, proven diagnostic imaging modality that can effectively pinpoint the source of many of the most common heart diseases, eliminating the need for redundant tests and diagnostic surgical procedures.

To contact a Broward Health heart specialist or request an appointment, call the Broward Health Line at 954.759.7400.