Are You at Risk?
According to the American Heart Association, certain risk factors for heart disease can be controlled through education, lifestyle, diet, exercise and medication (see below). Consult your physician for help in controlling:
Smoking High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Diabetes Overweight /Obesity Physical Inactivity
Certain risk factors for heart disease are beyond your control. They include:
Age: The risk increases as you become older.
Gender: Males are more at risk, but heart disease is still the #1 cause of death among American women.
Family History: You are more likely to have heart disease if your parents did.