Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. But it can be prevented.
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. These include:
- Blood vessel disease, such as coronary artery disease
- Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias)
- Heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects)
- Heart valve disease
- Disease of the heart muscle
- Heart infection
While genetics can influence the risk for heart disease in many ways, by living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.
By talking to a Boca Grande Health Clinic doctor about heart disease, you can take an important step in managing your heart health.