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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are among the nation's leading killers for both men and women and among all racial and ethnic groups. More than 59 million Americans are suffering from these diseases, which include, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, and others. CVD doesn't just affect men and older adults. More than half of the deaths from CVD occur among women, and it also strikes people who are in the prime of their lives. It is possible to reduce your chances of developing CVD by managing its known risk factors. And if you are currently living with CVD, there are several ways that you can improve or continue to enjoy your current quality of life. Exercise, proper diet, and/or medications can have a positive impact on your life. Please talk with your doctor about any health concerns you may have.


Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
Congestive Heart Failure 
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Identifying Cardiovascular Disease Risks
Identifying Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Children


Women Are At Risk for Heart Disease Too!

All women need to be concerned about heart disease. Why? Because heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Find out what you can do to lower your risk for this deadly disease.


My Health Zone
Heart Health Zone
Learn how to prevent heart disease or keep it from getting worse.

Cardiac Catheterization
Facing a cardiac catheterization? View an animation that will guide you through the procedure.

Quizzes

Coronary Artery Disease and Angioplasty Quiz
Learn more about this disease and a common procedure used to treat it.

Heart Disease Prevention Quiz
What do you know about preventing heart disease?

Heart Disease Risk
Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a healthier, longer life.

Heart Health Quiz
How healthy is your heart? Find out by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association.

Heart Quiz for Women Only
As a woman, you may be surprised to know what your risk is for developing heart disease?

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