Health TopicsHeart Disease

Heart Disease

About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year - that's 1 in every 4 deaths. 

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease in the United States. CAD is characterized by a plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, causing the artery walls to narrow over time. Narrow artery walls make it difficult for blood to flow, and create a risk for heart attack and stroke. 

Having just one of the following conditions puts you at a higher risk for heart disease:

What can you do to reduce your risk for heart disease?

  • Exercise regularly 
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Manage your cholesterol
  • Quit smoking

Heart Disease Resources:

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