Prevent Heart Disease, Know These 5 Number

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. Despite advances in medical technology can increase the life expectancy of patients, but prevention is still the best way.

According to Thomas Behrenbeck, cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, some decades ago, people who had a heart attack 66 percent will die. However, according to data from the Mayo Clinic in 2012, is now 94 percent of heart attack patients will survive.

"The technological advances in the field of cardiovascular disease is very rapid. But the technology is expensive. Whereas lifestyle play a major role in the incidence of heart disease, because it is more important to change your lifestyle," he said in a press conference held events Cardiology Symposium by RS Eka Hospital in Jakarta, Wednesday (02.13.13).

Currently, experts from the American Heart Association actively campaigned for the importance of knowing the numbers is a risk factor for heart disease. "Various research shows, 75 percent of people can be classified into high-risk person by knowing only 5 digits," he said.

Know Your Numbers campaign may actually be implemented by everyone, including you. It's never too late to know the health condition of the heart. Learn about five key points below and consult your doctor if it's not normal.

1. Blood pressure
There is no medicine to cure high blood pressure, but the condition can be prevented and treated. Normal blood pressure is lower than 130/80 mm Hg.

2. Cholesterol
The test results of blood fat of digits, each of which showed levels of total cholesterol (LDL) and good cholesterol (HDL), and triglycerides.

Total cholesterol should be less than 200
LDL less than 100 mg / dL
HDL above 40 mg / dL for men and 50 mg / dL for women
Triglycerides should be less than 100 mg / dL

3. Blood Sugar
Fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg / dL
Blood sugar levels two hours after a meal should be less than 140 mg / dL

4. Weight loss
How to calculate the ideal body weight is accurately calculate body mass index.
The formula BMI: weight (kg) / height (cm) / 100) 2.
The normal value of BMI is between 18.5 - 25.0

5. Frequency of exercise
To maintain health and fitness, we are encouraged to exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week.