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Coronary Heart Disease

Some 7 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease, the most common form of heart disease. This type of heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart.

Coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S.  Each year, more than 500,000 Americans die of heart attacks caused by coronary heart disease.

Many of these deaths could be prevented because coronary heart disease is related to certain aspects of lifestyle.  Risk factors for coronary heart disease include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity--all of which can be controlled.

Although medical treatments for heart disease have come a long way, controlling risk factors remains the key to preventing illness and death from coronary heart disease.

More on Coronary Heart Disease:


Coronary Heart Disease - Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Testing for CHD, Treatment Options, Surgery Options, Additional Resources



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