February 1, 2012

Understand numbers to help control risk of heart disease


Wanting to check her cholesterol, Kathleen Rindahl scheduled a cardiovascular screening recently at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The medical facility typically offers the free screenings, which will help determine your risk for a heart attack and vascular disease, twice a month…Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention to their "numbers," said Dr. Vishnu Patlolla, a cardiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, noting heart disease is the most common cause of premature death and disability.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, by Christena O’Brien, 01/31/2012

Tags: Cardiology, cardiovascular screening, cholesterol, Dr. Vishnu Patlolla, heart attack, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Vascular, vascular disease

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