What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease includes a number of problems affecting the heart and blood vessels in the heart. Types of heart disease include coronary artery disease ([CAD] blockages in the heart arteries), heart failure (problems with the heart not pumping efficiently), or a heart arrhythmia (changes in the beat of your heart). CAD is the most common cause of heart disease. It is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary (heart) arteries. It is the major reason why people have heart attacks.

Heart disease remains the number one killer in both men and women today. But, this doesn’t have to be your fate. Much of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. That is why it is so important to take action, become aware of risks, minimize them and continually manage them. If you have risks, or have heart disease we encourage you to follow up with you health care provider or through your Cardio Wellness clinic to make sure you have minimized all your risks and are on your way to optimal health.

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