Cardiovascular disease is a killer. Affecting as many as one fourth of the adult population with its lineup of heart attack, heart arrhythmias, stroke, hypertension and atherosclerotic disease, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Yet these diseases can be largely avoided in spite of diverse hereditary factors and rampant expression.
By recognizing risk factors and environmental triggers for cardiovascular disease, we have the ability to modulate their effects and regain or retain good cardiovascular health. The heart of the matter is in informed self-care.