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It's important for you to know and understand your heart health, especially if you're at risk for heart failure, heart attack or another cardiovascular condition. Here are some key things you should know:
Although heart disease is the number one cause of death in the country, it is also one of the most preventable. What you eat, how much you exercise and how you respond to stress all contribute to your level of risk for cardiovascular disease. There are many different factors that contribute to heart and vascular disorders, but the two major contributors are high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
There are ways you and your health care provider can help your heart work more efficiently. Ask these questions to make sure you're keeping your heart in shape and getting the most at your next doctor's appointment.
Those two words sound frightening, but it is a treatable condition. If you have heart failure or believe you may be showing symptoms, download our Living With Heart Failure guide for facts and advice on staying in tune with an active, healthy lifestyle.
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