Overview: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Controlling health behaviors can help prevent CVD (quitting smoking, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet), while other factors remain outside our control (age, gender, heredity).
With nearly half of all Americans having some form of cardiovascular disease, it is important to know your risk for heart disease, recognize heart-related warning signs and know what to do. The heart is a resilient muscle and will reset to good health if we take care of it. There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
- Identify risk factors of heart disease.
- Understand heart disease and treatments.
- Learn how being healthy prevents disease or helps with healing & recovery after heart events.