Is Your Heart Healthy? Register for TRICARE Webinar on Heart Health

2/16/2018

February is widely recognized as American Heart Month. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. (ET) for the “What Women Need to Know About Heart Health” TRICARE webinar. Learn about the risks, warning signs and ways you can prevent heart disease from an expert cardiologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, making it the leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack is key to preventing death, but many people don’t know the signs.

Know your risk for heart disease. Several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put you at risk. Risk factors for heart disease include: 

  • High blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Smoking
  • Inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physical inactivity

To see if you’re at risk, don’t miss this webinar and talk to your doctor about your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and weight and body mass index numbers. Your TRICARE benefit covers cardiovascular disease screenings, including cholesterol and blood pressure checks. Check out the full list of preventive services TRICARE covers. The treatment of congestive heart failure is a covered benefit.

Register to join us on Feb. 22 to learn more about heart disease and actions you can take to reduce your risk of it. A facilitated Q&A will follow the presentation.

The Military Health System (MHS) is raising awareness about heart health throughout the month of February. There are a variety of programs, resources and tools to maintain and improve your health and wellness — visit the MHS website and the TRICARE website.

Last Updated 11/14/2019