August 9, 2023

Make the most of your next doctor’s visit with this checklist of must-ask questions about heart health.

Your relationship with your primary care physician should be one built on trust — and on communication. And that communication works both ways.

Before your next appointment, take some time to reflect on your status quo. Are you concerned about heart disease? Unsure of how to improve heart health? Coming up with a list of questions can help you open those lines of communications — and can help you feel more in control of your heart health. Here’s a list to get you started:

If you’re a woman, consider these questions as well:

Having a conversation about your heart health with your doctor is the first step to ensuring that you’re on the right path. Need more information to support you on your journey? Check out the My Southern Health Guide to Heart Health for more heart-healthy tips from the experts.

Doctor evaluating patient's heart for any signs of AAA.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the U.S., yet it often goes under-diagnosed and under-treated. Vanderbilt Health offers a specialized program tailored to women’s heart health needs, spanning from adolescence and childbirth to menopause. Women’s Heart Center experts work together to treat heart disease with the special needs of women in mind.

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