1 in 4 deaths in America are due to heart disease.
LET’S START WITH THE SCARY PART
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and here in St. Lawrence County.
THE GOOD NEWS: YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Eighty percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented. You may not be able to change risk factors like age and a family history of heart disease, but you can take control of your health, learn about prevention, and incorporate heart-healthy practices into your life. So ask yourself: what if you made better choices along the way?
WHAT IF YOU KNEW YOUR RISK?
Understanding your risk is key to heart disease prevention. Age, gender, diet, tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes all determine whether a person is at risk of developing heart disease. If you know which risks factors affect you the most, you can determine where to start making healthy changes.