FAQ

What is the mission of AHF?

The Mission of the foundation is set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. It also aims to bring all the cardiac specialists, primary care physicians and paramedical staff under one roof for providing cardio care services to the public.

When was AHF founded?

AHF was founded in February 2018.

Why AHF was created?

Many die who had recently received a clean bill of health at their annual check-up. People who have exercise regularly, didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, and wasn’t overweight also die due to cardiac problems all of a sudden. The AHF was created to help community and prevent families from experiencing loss from cardiac related problems.

What are the symptoms of heart disease?

Some symptoms include: Shortness of breath, swelling of the hands, feet, or ankles, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting, chest pain or discomfort, irregular heartbeat. Symptoms may vary depending on age, gender, and health history.

What are the risk factors of heart disease?

It can affect anyone at any time regardless of age, gender, and health history. The following traits increase a person’s risk of having heart disease: genetic predisposition, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, obesity, poor eating habits, high stress lifestyle, cigarette smoking, aging.

How common is heart disease?

Heart disease is the number one killer disease worldwide. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths.

Is heart disease preventable?

Adopting the following  healthy lifestyle may dramatically decrease risk of heart disease: eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, consuming plant protein instead of meat, checking sodium intake, drinking more water, regular exercise, quitting smoking, reducing stress level etc.

What’s the Link Between Smoking and Heart Disease?

Smoking is a major cause of heart disease..Among other things, the nicotine in smoke causes: less oxygen to the heart, more blood clotting,  higher blood pressure and heart rate, damage to cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels

What Are the Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease?

Some risk factors that you can’t avoid are: being male, being a woman who is past menopause,  being older and having a family history of heart attack or coronary artery disease. The other risk factors include: smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, stress, unhealthy diet.

What Should I do if I have risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease?

You can slow the damage with a healthier diet, exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. With lifestyle changes, you can stop or even reverse the narrowing of arteries.

What dietary changes can I make to reduce my heart disease risk?

Eating right is a powerful way to reduce or even eliminate some heart disease risk factors. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Eat lean sources of protein, such as chicken, fish, and soy. Avoid red meat, as this tends to be high in fat and cholesterol. Cut down on salt. Exercise regularly. Eat complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain bread, rice, and pasta and limit simple carbohydrates such as regular soda, sugar, and sweets.

What is CPR?

CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is an emergency life-saving procedure that is done when someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

What is AED?

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

What is Golden hour?

The first hour after the onset of heart attack is called the golden hour. Appropriate action within first 60 minutes of a heart attack can reverse its effects.

I want to serve. How can I get involved?

You can show your support by donating, by attending an event, or volunteering.

Can I connect with AHF through social media?

You sure can! We are present on multiple social media platforms and we would love to connect with you!
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I still have questions, who can I ask?

We want to hear from you! You can connect with us and send any questions to:  info@activeheartfoundation.org