There are certain risk factors for heart disease that you can’t control, such as age, family history and race or ethnicity. But there are other risks you can reduce or eliminate through healthier living and/or medication. If you can check any boxes below, talk to your doctor so he or she can evaluate your risk for heart disease and determine what steps you should take to prevent it.
How much do you know about keeping your heart healthy? Take this quiz to find out how heart-smart you are.
Do you know the signs of a heart attack? Would you recognize if you or someone else were having a heart attack?
How healthy is your heart?
One of every four female deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, and often, women may not recognize the subtle symptoms of the disease.