• Cardiovascular

    Mayo Clinic Health System Know Your Numbers Heart Health Challenge

a blood pressure cuff and gauge, with a red plastic valentine heart

LA CROSSE, Wis. ― Every day, you have important numbers to remember — security codes, phone numbers, birthdays and PINs. But do you know the most important numbers for your heart health?

Mayo Clinic Health System invites the public to take part in a free, month long virtual challenge to learn more about their heart numbers and improve their personal heart health. Participants will receive weekly emails with heart-health information, trackers and challenges to guide them toward heart-healthy habits.

"Knowing and understanding key heart numbers — blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate, along with your family history — allow you and your health care team to determine your risk for developing heart and cardiovascular diseases," says Jose Exaire, M.D., a cardiologist for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. "Knowing your risk is critical to preventing heart diseases and for taking steps to improve your overall heart health."

Registration for the Know Your Numbers Heart Health Challenge concludes Feb. 1. Those who wish to participate in the challenge can register on the Mayo Clinic Health System website.

Media contact:
Rick Thiesse 608-317-4325 (cell) thiesse.ricky@mayo.edu

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.