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South Palm Cardiovascular Associates: Delray Beach Cardiologists Publish a New Article

Delray Beach Cardiologists: Weight and Heart Health

April 18th, 2015. Boynton Beach, FL. South Palm Cardiovascular Associates is publishing a new article that discusses the relationship between weight and heart health. According to these top cardiologists in Palm Beach, that relationship is pretty much a direct one – if a person is overweight, their risk of heart failure is 34% higher; if a person is obese, their risk of heart failure is 104% higher.

In their article, these noted Palm Beach heart doctors explain how to determine Body Mass Index (BMI), and why this is a more important measure than just weight. They also provide explanations of why being overweight is bad for the heart, and how every extra pound a person carries around causes the heart to grow larger and lose “pumping power.” They also explain why “the most dangerous place to accumulate extra weight is around the midsection – add five inches to your waistline and you double your heart risk.”

These Delray Beach cardiologists feel that if the general public knew more about the dangers of being overweight and how much it increases their risk for heart disease, they would be more proactive about losing weight, and thus reducing these risks. To find out more, visit the center’s website at:

Cardiovascular Treatment Options

Heart and cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the United States today—responsible for about one in four deaths, or 600,000 people per year. While traditional approaches to cardiovascular health tend to focus on a single symptom or condition, South Palm Cardiovascular doctors treat the whole patient instead of just treating a condition.

South Palm Cardiovascular Associates cardiologists are dedicated heart specialists, expert at diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart, arteries, and veins. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services in a comfortable and inviting Boynton Beach office, including EKG, stress tests, nuclear stress tests, pacemakers, tilt table testing, catheterization, angiography, stenting, PFO closure, vascular testing, minimally invasive vein treatments and Doppler ultrasound. The technology used is state-of-the-art, and our team of support providers and staff is dedicated to making every visit of every patient a pleasant, productive experience.

About South Palm Cardiovascular Associates

South Palm Cardiovascular Associates is Boynton Beach’s premier center for cardiovascular care. Their team of dedicated experts prides itself on setting the standard for excellence in cardiac and cardiovascular care at two convenient Boynton Beach locations. SPCVA success in providing leading-edge cardiac and cardiovascular care starts with our four lead physicians, all recognized experts in their fields.

With extensive experience using the latest technology and most advanced procedures, South Palm Cardiovascular Associates doctors enable patients to achieve optimal health while fostering caring, personal relationships that last for years.

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Tel. 561-202-1434

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