Learn About Heart Disease for American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all demographics. According to the CDC, an average of 659,000 people in the US die from heart disease every year. That's about 1 in every 4 deaths.
Some of the most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. There are also a number of medical conditions and lifestyles that will also elevate the risk of heart disease including diabetes, obesity, an unhealthy diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.