Heart Disease Resources
Heart disease describes conditions related to plaque
building up in the walls of the arteries.
Other conditions include arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms),
heart failure, and heart valve problems.
What is your risk?
Heart disease can happen to anyone, including children. You
can develop heart disease over time due to poor habits such as smoking or
eating an unhealthy diet. Having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or
diabetes can also increase your risk.
How to treat heart disease?
Talk to your doctor about safely reducing your risks and
setting goals for a healthier heart. Your doctor may also prescribe medication.
Critical symptoms of a heart attack
- Cold sweat
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the jaw, neck, arms, shoulder, or back
Call 911 if you or
someone you know is having a heart attack.
For more heart disease information, including helpful
Here are some resources to help you prevent or manage heart disease:
American Heart Association
High Blood Pressure Resources Page (CDC)