Helping You Reduce Your Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, causes more than 360,000 deaths annually. CHD goes by many names, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease (CAD), hardening or narrowing of the arteries, ischemic heart disease, or just heart disease.

Learn more about CHD and how it is diagnosed, treated, and prevented

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The following are some of the risk factors associated with CHD.

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Family history of early onset CHD (before 55 years for male, before 65 years for female)
  • Physical inactivity

While you can’t control all of the risk factors associated with CHD, the goal of this site is to increase your awareness of the ones you can control and give you guidance about understanding and reducing your risk.

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