Heart Disease: Prevention Tips

"It's an important part for everybody to take part in their own care to prevent heart disease, and the main part of doing that is to be sure that you're not becoming overweight, keeping your blood pressure under control, and watching your cholesterol not go up," says Dr. Harry Aldrich, Medical Director, Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. He also explains if patients are developing diabetes, they need to work to prevent that, or to get that treated to be sure their blood sugars are under control.