Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history
can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors.
About half of all Americans (47%) have at least one of the three
key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, and smoking. Some of the risk factors for heart disease
cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history. But you can
take steps to lower your risk by changing the factors you can control.
Eating a healthy diet.
Maintaining a healthy weight.
Getting enough physical activity.
Not smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
Limiting alcohol use.
Learn more here.
Bad News- Many Americans at high risk for heart attack or stroke don't know it.
Good News- Many of the major risk factors can be prevented.