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Heart Disease Prevention Tips - Dr. Sorof

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Dr. Suzanne Sorof shares three heart disease prevention tips for women. Dr. Sorof is a board certified cardiologist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Sorof:
Ladies, I’d like to give you three tips on preventing heart disease. The number one is prevention. It’s controlling your blood pressure, getting good exercise and eating right so that you don’t develop problems such as high cholesterol and diabetes.

Well there are certain things that we can’t control in our bodies and certain things that we cannot. We obviously can’t control our age or the genetics that our parents have given us. So the things that we can control are if you have high blood pressure, you want to keep it as low as possible and the goal is to be less than 120 over 80.

The other things we can’t control are the cholesterol levels because that’s also a genetic predisposition. So the goal for that would be to eat heart healthy diet such as a Mediterranean diet, those low and saturated fats, foods such as plant fats, olive oil, salmon, those are nice fishes with fatty oils in them. You want to have a lot of vegetables that are high in plant sterol such as salads, lettuces, things that don’t require your body to store cholesterol.

Those, that will help you keep your cholesterol levels down and the goal for your cholesterol would be to be less than 100 for your bad cholesterol which is the L-type cholesterol. If you already have heart disease the goal is less than 70. So the lower, the better.

The last thing we know that people can do is exercise, because daily exercise raises your good cholesterol which is very heart protective. Not only does it do that it lowers the bad cholesterol because it speeds your metabolism up in order for you to metabolize those foods that you’ve eaten. So it helps you in many ways other than just exercising your heart muscle, and those are my three tips for prevention of heart disease.

About Dr. Sorof, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne Sorof, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program. Dr. Sorof completed her cardiology fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Sorof has extensive training and experience in all aspects of clinical cardiology as well as cardiac and peripheral intervention.

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Condition: Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease,

Related Terms: Blocked Arteries, Clogged Arteries, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Heart Attack, Birth Control Pill, Metabolic Syndrome, Stress Test, EKG, Heart Palpitations, EEG, Echocardiogram, Treadmill Test

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner Good Sam, Good Samaritan Medical Center,

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix Metropolitan, 85006

Expert: Dr. Suzanne Sorof, Suzanne Sorof, M.D., Doctor Sorof, Cardiologist Suzanne Sorof, M.D

Expertise: Cardiology, Heart Specialist, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, High Cholesterol Symptoms, High Cholesterol Prevention, High Cholesterol Treatments, Heart Disease Diagnosis, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease

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