Together, we can 'beat' heart disease
DO YOU HAVE YOUR "FINGER ON THE PULSE" OF HEART DISEASE?Nearly sixty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson (who himself suffered a heart attack), issued the first proclamation to commemorate February as American Hearth Month. Since then, it has become a national initiative to refocus on cardiovascular health and prevention.1
According to the AHA's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2021 Update, heart disease continues to be the greatest health threat to Americans and is still the leading cause of death worldwide – with coronary artery disease (CAD) being the most common type of heart disease in the United States.2
GETTING TO THE HEART OF DISEASE PREVENTION
This year, heart prevention is even more important due to the impact of the coronavirus, which include potential harmful effects on the heart and vascular system.3
Know your risk factors and take steps to make lifestyle changes (however incremental) to curb or halt the potential progression of this disease – noting that increasing age, smoking, high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood cholesterol, gender, obesity & physical inactivity, gender, and hereditary factors play a big part.
Stay informed and take ownership of your individual health. Why? Because your self-care and well-being are key! The next step is for each to do our part to spread the word. Have conversations with family, friends, and yes – even customers – with the help of simple-to-understand tools, such as this Seven Step List developed to deliver on the hope we all have to live a long, productive healthy life.4
HOW CAN NIPRO HELP "BEAT" THIS DISEASE?
Nipro's Vascular division offers two coronary intravascular imaging solutions (Makoto™ and Gentuity® HF-OCT) that can be used before, during, and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In short, it allows physicians to gain clarity from within – offering an inside view with superior visualization in order to help optimize treatment.
For interventional cardiologists, these tools can help assist in their procedures. By applying intravascular imaging, physicians can more precisely identify the underlying plaque composition, plan the intervention, and check the result.
"CLARITY FROM WITHIN" ALSO MEANS PEACE OF MIND
We are your partners in healthcare with big hearts of our own. Our daily efforts are aimed to help improve patient care and quality of life by offering easy to use, innovative, high-quality products and services to equip healthcare professionals in their day-to-day.
So rest assured knowing we do our part, while you do yours to stay informed and active in heart disease prevention.