Heart Disease is Bermuda's #1 Killer. Are you taking the right steps to ensure your cardiovascular health?

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Our Mission

Our goal is to reduce heart-related illnesses in Bermuda by advocating, supporting, and promoting cardiovascular health through awareness initiatives.

Our Story

These doctors recognized Bermuda’s lack of resources when it came to heart issues and decided to take action.

Risks & Causes

Just like with anything in life, there are risk factors that increase your chances of developing heart disease. Here are some major ones that you should try to avoid.

Healthy Living

Smoking

Smoking is harmful to your lungs, but it also damages your heart and blood vessels. Smokers are 2-4 times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. The chemicals inhaled while smoking can damage your arteries, reduce the amount of oxygen your blood can carry, raise your blood pressure, and make your blood more prone to clotting. It is important to remember that smoking not only affects your health but the people around you as well.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure/hypertension can affect anyone’s health and increase their risk of heart attacks or strokes. Since there are usually no warning signs it is important to get checked regularly. Your blood pressure will rise and fall throughout the day but if it stays high for 3 consecutive readings then you may have high blood pressure and should consult your physician.

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance carried in the bloodstream made mostly by the liver as well as the foods we eat, family history of high cholesterol is also a major contributor. Cholesterol plays an essential role in how the cells in the body work but too much can increase your risk of heart disease. 75% of your blood cholesterol is made by your liver and other cells in the body but the other 25% is from the foods you choose to eat. Your body needs some cholesterol to work effectively but too much can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Diabetes

Diabetes happens when the body can’t process sugar properly, either because of a lack of insulin or because the insulin doesn’t work effectively. Diabetes increases your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Poor Diet

We are not all meant to be skinny but you can be healthy by practicing lifestyle medication. You can start enjoying a healthy balanced diet by: eating a variety of foods daily, including veggies, whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds, choosing healthier fats and oils, limiting sugary, fatty, and salty take-away meals and snacks, drinking mainly water.

Physical Inactivity

30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, even in 30-minute chunks can help to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and your risk of developing a stroke and high blood pressure.

Weight

As you get older, maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health and well being. Eating healthy and doing physical activity everyday is the key to maintaining a healthy weight.

Stress

Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

What We Do

#1 Bermuda Heart Foundation

Bermuda Heart Foundation:
The Foundation itself oversees community outreach, free health screenings, lunch and learn seminars, corporate wellness programs, annual Heart Health Awareness Month events every February, progressive youth educational programs, and the establishment of cardiac prevention as an insurable benefit.

#2 Jump 2B Fit

Jump 2B Fit:
Jump 2B Fit is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of jump rope as a life-long physical fitness activity. Our purpose is to inspire, motivate, and educate people of all ages, while fostering local, and international jump rope competitions, workshops, and performances. 

#3 CORE

CORE Heart Health Center:
Hands-on preventive and rehabilitative care through a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals right here at Bermuda Heart Foundation’s headquarters. Members will have access to cardiologists, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and personal trainers. 

The Bermuda Heart Foundation’s program is not just for heart patients; it is for anyone looking to improve their health by mitigating existing risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, family history, or obesity. If you are recovering from a health issue, or just trying to prevent one, Bermuda Heart Foundation has plenty of resources for you!

Our Physicians

Simone-Barton
Simone Barton
CEO, Bermuda Heart Foundation
Bradley-Barton
Bradley Barton
Managing Director
Christopher-N.-Irobunda,-MD
Christopher N.
Irobunda, MD
Interventional
Cardiology, New York Presbyterian
Lourival-Baptista-Neto
Lourival Baptista Neto
Vice Chair for Clinical Services, New York Presbyterian
David-Serur,-MD
David Serur, MD
Nephrology, New York Presbyterian
Jai-Radhakrishnan,-MD
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD
Nephrology, New York Presbyterian
Paul-G.-Lee,-MD,-MPH
Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine,
New York Presbyterian

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