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Wednesday, September 4 2013, 04:12 PM MDT
Know Your Numbers
(KUTV) Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die of heart disease every year – that is 1 in every 4 deaths.
   
16-years ago, William Reeder had chest pains. The pains were a warning sign that William had plague buildup in one of his arteries.

It is a common problem for many people in the United States. The buildup can starve the heart of blood and oxygen and consequently, can cause a heart attack.

In William’s case, the buildup was discovered before he had a heart attack. Doctor’s put a stint in his artery to remove the buildup and since that surgery, William remains very active. He hikes mountains and does pushups every day.
   
Doctor Brent Muhlstein is a Cardiologist at Intermountain Medical Center’s Heart Institute in Murray. He says there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy and to prevent plague buildup in your arteries, such as diet and exercise. But he says you should also know your numbers.

There are several numbers you should know:

0 – smoking
>140 – blood pressure
>100 – Cholesterol
>110 – blood sugar

You can find out your numbers by simply talking to your doctor.

For more information on Intermountain Medical Center, visit: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/imed/Pages/home.aspx

For more information on Check Your Health, visit: www.checkyourhealth.org

Heart disease can cause strokes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. To learn more about strokes, visit: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)Know Your Numbers

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