Valley Heart & Vascular Institute - The Center for Women´s Heart Health and the Men´s Heart Center

The Men’s Heart Center

Dedicated to raising awareness of the causes, symptoms, and prevalence of heart disease in men. Our goal is to educate men on preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart disease.

Cardiac Screening Program

The Center offers a comprehensive Cardiac Screening Program for men between the ages of 20 & 79. Call 201-447-8535 for more information or to make an appointment. The screening is conducted by one of our advanced practice nurses and includes:

  • A health history
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Heart auscultation to determine heart rate, rhythm and presence of murmur
  • Lung auscultation
  • Pulse assessments including carotid and peripheral pulses
  • Limited neurological assessment
  • 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk calculation

Risk factors for heart disease in men include:

  • Age (45 years or older)
  • Family history of early heart disease (father or brother affected before age 55, mother or sister affected before age 65)
  • High blood cholesterol (high total cholesterol and high LDL, or "bad",cholesterol)
  • Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes: If you have diabetes, your risk for developing heart disease is high, as high as a heart disease patient’s risk for having a heart attack.
  • Obesity/being overweight
  • Physical inactivity

Fast Facts

  • One in three American men has some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men, with one In four succumbing to the disease.
  • The average age at first heart attack for men is 64.5 years old.
  • About half of all American men who die suddenly of a heart attack experienced no prior symptoms.
  • Americans can lower their risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent just by leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • 50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome, putting them at an increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Let Us Speak to Your Group

Representatives of the Men’s Heart Center are available to speak to community and civic groups. There is no charge. Let us share with you ways of living heart-healthy. Call 201-447-8535.

From Those We Have Screened…

The comments below are from men who have completed the Cardiac Screening Program offered at the Men’s Heart Center. Please call 201-447-8535 today to schedule your free screening.

“While I’ve had many of the tests performed in the past, I have never had such thorough and comprehensive explanations of the test results and rationale behind the recommendations for improved health.”

“My nurse practitioner did an exceptional job with the entire assessment. I will be recommending the Center to others.”

“This is an excellent program, which I will recommend to my family and friends.”

“My nurse practitioner was terrific in her explanation of heart disease and what I need to do to avoid it.”

“I entered your facility filled with a great deal of trepidation – a good number of males around me have been dying at a younger age than me. This exam and consultation has greatly relieved my concerns. Thank you.”

“My nurse practitioner was very thorough and knowledgeable. She made me very comfortable throughout the exam.”

 

 

 

 

 

 
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