HEARTBEAT REPORT: Steps to prevent heart disease

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This American Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of the South shares some tips on how to prevent heart disease.

  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Eat a heart healthy diet
    • That includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, beans, certain types of fish and low-fat protein
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week
  • Avoid smoking
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Get regular health screenings

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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