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Risk Factors

There are several risk factors for heart disease; some are controllable, others are not. The more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood that you will have heart disease. By making changes in your lifestyle, you can actually reduce your risk of developing a heart attack or death from coronary disease.

Risk Assessment Tool

Risk Assessment Tool

Quickly and easily estimate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack.

Family History and Heart Disease

Family History & Heart Disease

Know your family's history of heart disease to help you manage your risk factors to optimize your preventive efforts.

Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease

Preventing & Reversing Cardio- vascular Disease

Making even small lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.

Cholesterol & Other Fats

Cholesterol & Other Fats

Learn about detection, evaluation and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Learn about diabetes risk factors and how to manage them for coronary artery disease and other diseases of the blood vessels.

Hypertension

Hypertension

Learn about what your blood pressure readings mean and the ways you can control your high blood pressure .

Smoking

Smoking

Information on smoking and tobacco, and the significant risk factors for a variety of chronic disorders.

Estrogen & Hormones

Estrogen & Hormones

Learn more about menopause, hormones and postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy as part of your overall heart health.

Oral Health

Oral Health & Risk for CV Disease 

Information on the possible relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it.

Heart Health for Teens & Kids

Heart Health for Teens & Kids

Laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy choices begins in childhood.


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