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What Is Heart Disease?

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Heart disease includes a range of conditions that affect your heart, such as a coronary artery disease (the most common form), high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and congenital heart defects. Not only is heart disease the leading cause of death in both men and women, but also the costs associated with it are staggering - and still growing.

About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of heart disease. 

Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease risk factors are conditions or lifestyle choices that can increase your risk for heart disease, including:

Make an Appointment with a Cardiologist

Want to know your risk factors for heart disease or get a routine screening?

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment.