Cardiovascular Disease Overview

Also indexed as:Heart Disease
A heart-to-heart on cardiovascular disease: Make simple changes to help you beat the odds against heart disease, a leading cause of death.
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A heart-to-heart on cardiovascular disease: Make simple changes to help you beat the odds against heart disease, a leading cause of death.
  • Get smoke-free

    Quit smoking and stay clear of cigarette smoke to lower your risk of several types of cardiovascular disease

  • Watch what you eat

    Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, and avoid fats from meat, dairy, and processed foods high in hydrogenated oils

  • Stay active

    Couch potatoes have increased cardiovascular disease risk, so make sure you get regular exercise

  • Get tested

    See your doctor to find out if you have problems with high blood pressure or high blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or glucose

  • Talk to your doctor

    Explore the different medications available to treat the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease

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