Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. This podcast discusses risk factors for cardiovascular disease, how to control and prevent them. Created: 12/20/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 12/20/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
CDC Grand Rounds: The Million Hearts Initiative
Recorded: December 18, 2012; posted: December 20, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Each year, more than two million people suffer a heart attack or stroke and over 800,000 die from these conditions. Survivors are often faced with serious illness or disability.
It’s important to know your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Most can be controlled or prevented. They include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle.
You can cut your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in half with a healthy diet, physical activity, regular checkups, and treatment, when needed.
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