Helping You Reduce Your Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, causes more than 360,000 deaths annually. CHD goes by many names, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease (CAD), hardening or narrowing of the arteries, ischemic heart disease, or just heart disease.

Learn more about CHD and how it is diagnosed, treated, and prevented

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Research suggests that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease.

In fact, almost half of all Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.

But, several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices may also put you at high risk for CHD. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

While you can’t control all of the risk factors associated with CHD, the goal of this site is to increase your awareness of the ones you can control and give you guidance about understanding and reducing your risk.

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