Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. But it is also one of the most preventable.
"It’s human nature to assume that nothing’s going to happen to you," said Scott & White cardiologist, John P. Erwin, III, MD, FACC. "But eventually we all will develop health problems, and ignoring [your risks] doesn’t mean that you’re not going to be struck by it at some point."
So, how do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease or having a heart attack? Read more »
Scott & White cardiologist Gregory J. Dehmer, MD,
discusses risk factors and prevention for heart disease.