Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States. This podcast discusses risk factors for developing heart disease, as well as preventative measures. Created: 9/15/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/15/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Million Hearts Initiative: Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease — United States, 2011
Recorded: September 13, 2011; posted: September 15, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States. Smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are major risk factors. About half of all adults in the US have one or more of these three risk factors. Your high blood pressure and cholesterol can be controlled by taking prescribed medications as directed, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. If you smoke, there are treatments and resources available to help you quit. Have your health care provider check your blood pressure and cholesterol regularly to see if you are at risk for heart disease or stroke.
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