In 2020 the World Heart Federation, with the support of the World Health Organization, designated 29 September as World Heart Day, with the aim of raising awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD). (WHO) designated 29 September as World Heart Day, with the aim of raising awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The focus is on prevention, control and treatment.
CVD remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
At IDOVEN we believe in prevention as a fundamental tool against the appearance of CVD.
In today's post we give you 5 tips to take care of your heart, focusing on the recent update: Guide 2021 of the European Society of Cardiology on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice.
How to take care of your heart by IDOVEN?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention is defined as a set of coordinated actions directed at the population or an individual to eliminate or minimise the impact of cardiovascular disease and associated disability. Prevention is effective; it has been shown that eliminating health risk behaviours would make it possible to prevent at least 80% of CVD. To do this, we must act on cardiovascular risk factors, which are those biological characteristics and lifestyle habits that increase the likelihood of CVD:
1. MONITOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS:
Genetic, longitudinal, and epidemiological studies have shown that the high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease.. We can act on our blood pressure levels with modifiable measures (diet, exercise, lifestyle) as we will see below.
2. AVOID SMOKING:
Smoking decreases oxygen delivery to the heart muscle, increases heart rate and platelet aggregability (their ability to stick together and form clots) and increases blood pressure. Smoking cessation is potentially the most effective preventive tool.
3. EAT HEALTHY, WATCH YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS:
Follow a heart-healthy diet: limit consumption of sugars, fats and salt and increase consumption of fruit, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and nuts. Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol (maximum 100 grams per week) and sugary drinks. Eat fresh and unprocessed products. Taking care of your diet will also help you control your blood cholesterol levels.
4. AVOID BEING OVERWEIGHT AND STAY ACTIVE:
Body mass index (BMI) is considered normal between 20-25. By maintaining an optimal weight we reduce our blood pressure, the risk of diabetes and dyslipidaemia, thus improving our cardiovascular fitness. Do at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic physical activity. (walking 30 minutes, 5 days/week) or 75 minutes per week of intense aerobic physical activity (15 minutes, 5 days/week) or a combination of both. Avoid sedentary lifestyles, switch from car to bike whenever possible, take the stairs instead of the lift.
5. TAKE CARE OF YOUR MIND:
Since 2012 it has been included stress as a cardiovascular risk factor. Addressing unhealthy lifestyles can reduce cardiovascular risk as much as improving mental health.
What can IDOVEN's services do for your heart?
Our goal is prevention, for healthier, happier and longer lives. By monitoring your heart with IDOVEN's services for 7 days, 24 hours a day, approximately 800,000 heartbeats are analysed.
The analysis of this data, thanks to our technology based on artificial intelligence algorithms and our medical professionals, allows us to find up to 74 cardiac pathologies that can affect the correct functioning of our heart.
IDOVEN can help to identify heartbeats and patterns of heart disease in early stages or asymptomatic, being able to act in cardiovascular prevention thanks to our non-invasive cardiac monitoring.
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