Heart Disease

Being overweight increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Atlantic Health System’s cardiovascular disease risk calculator can predict how likely it is you’ll develop a heart-related condition in the next 10 years based on your body mass index. You should know your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels before taking this test to get the most accurate results. Once you have the outcome, share it with your doctor, so you can discuss ways to improve your heart health. Take the cardiovascular disease risk assessment >





Heart Disease Programs and Screenings

Healthy Hearts Group
Patients with congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or coronary artery disease can receive education and support.
First Wednesday of every month; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, Dining Room Conference Center.
For more information, or to register, please call 908-850-6819.


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Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds.

After 2010, the rate of deaths from heart disease continued to drop, but more slowly. Deaths from stroke leveled off, and deaths from high blood pressure ("hypertension") increased, researchers report.

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