ASCVD, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Health

Empowering Hearts at the Collier Senior Center

At ARHI, we’re committed to spreading awareness and knowledge about crucial aspects of heart health. Recently, we had the privilege of attending an event at the Collier Senior Center in Golden Gate City, Naples, where Dr. Perez delivered an enlightening talk on Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD).

Understanding Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)

ASCVD is a condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries, leading to narrowed or blocked blood vessels. This buildup restricts blood flow to vital organs, including the heart, brain, and limbs, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events. ASCVD often develops over time due to factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Early detection and management of ASCVD risk factors are crucial for preventing complications and maintaining heart health.

During the event, Dr. Perez provided valuable insights into ASCVD risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment options. Attendees learned about the importance of lifestyle modifications, such as adopting a heart-healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking, in reducing the risk of ASCVD. Additionally, Dr. Perez underscored the essential role of clinical research in finding solutions to averting cardiovascular events with ASCVD.

A Heartfelt Conclusion

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Collier Senior Center for hosting us and providing a platform to educate the community about ASCVD and heart health. As we reflect on the insights shared during this event, we’re reminded of the importance of checking in on our heart health regularly. Whether through routine check-ups, screenings, or lifestyle modifications, prioritizing heart health is essential for a long and fulfilling life. Let’s continue to empower ourselves and our loved ones with knowledge and resources to protect our hearts and live well.

If you have any concerns about your heart health or would like to learn more about ASCVD research, don’t hesitate to contact us on our website or call us at (239) 230 -2021. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against ASCVD and other cardiovascular diseases!