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Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Heart Attack: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Smoking

 

Mark Starling, MD is the Chief Medical Officer and practices at Banner Heart Hospital.

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ASK THE EXPERT - Three Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Full Transcription

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Audio:  Opening Theme Music

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Image: Mark Starling, MD, speaks on-camera throughout video.

Text: Dr. Mark Starling, Banner Heart Hospital

Audio:  “I’m Dr. Mark Starling. I’m the Chief Medical Officer at Banner Heart Hospital…”

Text: Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Smoking

Audio:  “….and I would like to discuss with you these three risk factors for heart disease and heart attack.”

Text: Blood Pressure 
Systolic Below 130

Image: Faceplate of aneroid blood pressure monitor

Audio:  “The first of these, high blood pressure, imparts a substantial increase and risk to you of having heart disease and in specific, having a heart attack. If you keep your systolic blood pressure below 130…”

Text: Blood Pressure 
Diastolic Below 80

Audio:  “…and your diastolic pressure below 80, that risk is substantially reduced.”

Text: Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Smoking

Audio:  “Second…”

Text: Cholesterol

Audio:  “…your cholesterol profile is critical in understanding your risk for heart disease.”

Text: Cholesterol
LDL or “Bad”
Less Than 100

Audio:  “If your bad cholesterol, your LDL cholesterol, is less than 100…”

Text: Cholesterol
HDL or “Good”
Above 40

Audio:  “…and your good cholesterol, your HDL cholesterol is above 40, that risk of heart disease is substantially reduced.”

Text: Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Smoking

Audio:  “Finally, in any risk factor modification program…”

Text: Stop Smoking

Audio:  “…stopping smoking is critical to reduce your risk of heart disease.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please visit www.BannerHealth.com or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1 (800) 230-CARE (2273)

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