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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in this country. But it is also one of the most preventable. The choices you make every day - what to eat, how you respond to stress, whether or not to exercise - affect how much you’ re at risk. Click on a condition to learn more.​


Living with Heart Disease

Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. By obtaining appropriate medical care, making lifestyle changes, and using your mind to help your body, you can learn to live life to the fullest again.

Cardiovascular Disease

The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases, as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and rheumatic heart disease.

About the Heart

The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body. Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult heart is about the size of your fist.

Additional Resources

For patients seeking more information regarding a condition or treatment, we recommend the following online resources.​