Heart disease, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Prevention includes quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising.
The term "heart disease" is often used interchangeably with the term "cardiovascular disease." Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart's muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease
Know your risk of heart disease
Check your blood pressure
Make Lifestyle Changes
26.6 million Number of adults with diagnosed heart disease (CDC)