Listen to Your Heart in 2023

For Heart Month this year, make lasting changes that will have your heart saying thank you.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, but it’s also one of the most preventable. We recognize Heart Month every February in order to bring awareness to this disease and remind ourselves to pay attention to our hearts and what it might be telling us.

Coronary artery disease is the main type of heart disease, caused by the buildup of cholesterol deposits in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. This can lead to chest pains, shortness of breath and even heart attacks.

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease — and one of them is just to add more steps to your day. Exercise is a great way to strengthen your heart and get your body to a healthy weight.

Other Ways to Decrease Your Risk:

  • Improve your diet
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Get your blood pressure under control
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption
  • Have one of our providers listen to your heart

The American Heart Association recommends that heart disease prevention begins early in life. Protect your heart — and your overall health — with an annual primary care provider checkup. We’re here to help you keep the beat and hear what your heart has to say.

St. Francis Medical Center Cardiovascular Program

If you're diagnosed with a heart condition, rest assured you can trust St. Francis Medical Center to provide quality, compassionate care.


Quality & Expertise. St. Francis offers a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, accredited by the American College of Cardiology.


Innovation. We perform the most advanced cardiovascular procedures, including TAVR, TMVr and left atrial appendage closure procedure, in our state-of-the-art hybrid OR suite.

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Convenience. We offer convenient access to specialists in all areas of heart care, including interventional cardiology as well as cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, close to home.

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Compassionate Care. Our highly skilled team works closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.

Schedule a heart health checkup in person or by video visit with a primary care doctor in St. Francis Medical Group. That way, you’re easily connected to expert heart care if needed.

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