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Tips for Staying Healthy during Heart Health Month

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The month of February is considered Heart Health Month and many of us may not know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  [simage=2937,200,n,center]

Dr. Stephan Schomer a cardiologist from the Iowa City Heart Center, P.C. says that having a regular exercise regimen, blood pressure assessment, and assessment of cholesterol values can contribute to staying healthy.

He adds if there are known heart problems that run in a family to see your doctor and get the proper screenings.  Dr. Schomer says if you see someone experiencing a heart attack, to call 911 right away and to start CPR until help arrives.