What is heart disease?
Heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease (CAD), happens when a buildup of plaque from fat and other substances makes your arteries grow narrower or clogs them. This makes it harder for blood and oxygen to reach the heart.
How did I get it?
Some of the following factors may lead to heart disease:
- High blood pressure
- Unhealthy eating
- A family history of heart disease
How do I take control?
- Every minute, someone dies from heart disease in the U.S.
- Every year, 795K Americans have a new or recurrent stroke.
- About 91.1M Americans live with heart disease or after-effects of stroke.
- One out of 3 deaths in U.S. are from heart disease.
- 56M people are eligible for cholesterol-reducing medication.
People with heard disease can experience:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain
- Heart attack
By managing your heart health, you can avoid these complications:
- Heart attach
- Irregular heartbeat
- Heart valve problems
Important Health Tests
Understand heart healthy ranges: