Cardiovascular Health Home


To provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke.

Signs of a Heart Attack

CALL 9-1-1 if you or someone you are with shows any signs of a heart attack.

5 major symptoms

  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
  • Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.
  • Shortness of breath.

Are you at risk?

  • High Blood Pressure (In 2013, 33.5% of all Indiana adults reported having high blood pressure.)
  • High Cholesterol (In 2013, 39.8% of all Hoosier adults reported having high cholesterol.)
  • Diabetes (ISDH Diabetes Information) 
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

Take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco products
  • Have your cholesterol checked
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Manage your diabetes