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Take the lead toward keeping your heart healthy. Know your numbers and what you need to do to get to your goal. Do you know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels? What you don't know could hurt you.

As Sentara launches an awareness campaign to focus attention on our nation’s number one cause of death and disability, cardiovascular disease, we encourage you to check with your doctor for a blood pressure and cholesterol reading. Knowing these numbers and reducing your risks for a heart attack could literally save your life!

All adults should have cholesterol screening every five years, starting at age 20. Blood pressure should be checked every two years after age 18. Since high cholesterol and high blood pressure usually have no warning signs, these screenings are essential.

While other conditions seem to have grabbed the limelight, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States. About every 25 seconds an American will have a coronary event and about one every minute will die. It remains the leading cause of death for both men and women. All of these facts make it especially critical for every person to know their numbers
 
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