EVERY 40 SECONDS, someone in America experiences a heart attack. But here’s the good news: Up to 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes are preventable.

That’s the reason Pleasant Valley Hospital encourages you to take the necessary steps to decrease your risk of having a heart attack.

It starts by scheduling an annual physical exam with your personal physician. Your doctor can recommend a customized program of diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of heart disease.

If further tests are required, our hospital has the expertise and the technology to give your heart a thorough examination. From an electrocardiogram and chest X-ray to a CT-scan or an MRI, we have the resources you need when it comes to investigating how to best care for your heart.

Our cardiovascular screenings are another tool you can use to take control of your heart health. These screenings assess your risk for a stroke or heart attack.

Don’t let yourself or your loved ones become another heart-attack statistic. When it comes to taking care of your heart, there’s a place close to home that has the medical know-how you need: Pleasant Valley Hospital.

If you need to establish care with a primary care provider, you can find a list of doctors and nurse practitioners who would love to partner with you in your healthcare journey here.

Call 304.675.6257 for more information about cardiovascular screenings at Pleasant Valley Hospital.