Some patients are surprised to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking far more lives each year than breast cancer and cervical cancer combined. Regardless of age and fitness level, you should be taking measures in your everyday life to maximize your heart health. While routine preventative care can help you maintain a dialog about your risk factor for developing heart disease and how to keep that risk factor low, lifestyle changes such as exercising, dieting, quitting smoking, and cutting back on caffeine are all examples of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy heart.

Discuss your heart health with The Modern Woman physician at your next appointment, and click the links below to learn more about keeping your heart healthy.