The Risks and Prevention of heart disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the U.S. Over one quarter of all deaths are from heart disease. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age. You have a greater risk of heart disease if you are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 55. You also are at greater risk if you have a close family member who had heart disease at an early age.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease. You should
- Know your blood pressure and keep it under control
- Exercise regularly
- Don’t smoke
- Get tested for diabetes and if you have it, keep it under control
- Know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keep them under control
- Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
- Maintain a healthy weight
Dr. Zanger prides himself on guiding heart patients to a healthy recovery. He provides comprehensive cardiac and circulatory system exams to identify conditions in patients of all ages and specializes in the treatment of congestive heart failure and all forms of valvular heart disease.
Dr. Zanger is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Jacobi Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center. He then went on to complete a three-year cardiology fellowship at the prestigious New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center where he also held the position of Instructor in Medicine at the Cornell University Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and remains an integral part of Yeshiva College alumni activities. Dr. Zanger holds an academic appointment as a clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Assistant Attending Physician at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Assistant Attending Physician at Beth Israel Medical Center, Kings Highway Division, Brooklyn, New York
Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Society of Vascular Ultrasound