Heart guide


Keeping East Texas hearts healthy

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in America — and ETMC is dedicated to the goal of stopping this killer. That’s why we’ve built a cardiovascular program that includes research, prevention and access to heart care in communities throughout East Texas. And it’s why we’ve created this heart guide for you to download and review.


Download your copy of the ETMC Heart Guide – and pass it along to someone you love!

Our heart guide contains wallet-sized heart health tips, information and extras to help you learn about

  • maintaining a healthy heart
  • assessing your risk for heart disease
  • warning signs of heart attack



Know your body mass index score and know your risk for heart attack

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. A high BMI score is an indicator for heart disease and heart attack.

To calculate your BMI, click here.

Innovation is at the heart of cardiac care at ETMC.
For information, call the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute at 903-535-6496.