Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.

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17 Weird Things That May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

Research suggests that your cardiovascular health could be influenced by where you live, how many kids you have, and more.

I Was Thin, Fit—and Had a Heart Attack at 28

Eve Walker had no idea just how vulnerable to heart disease she was—until she looked deeper in her family history.

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks. This Might Be Why

The proportion of heart attack–related hospitalization rates for women ages 35 to 54 increased from 21% to 31% over the last two decades, and doctors are worried.

What Is Heart Disease?

Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.
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