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About Heart Disease & Stroke

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Americans suffer more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year. The good news is that many of the major risk factors for these conditions can be prevented and controlled.

Overview More

Understand the differences between heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

Risk Factors More

We're all at risk for heart disease and stroke. Do the right thing for your heart and your family by understanding the risks.

Prevention More

Many major risk factors – including blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, and obesity – are controllable.

Consequences & Costs More

Heart disease and stroke can be fatal, but they can also result in serious illness, disability, and decreased quality of life. As a nation, one in every six health care dollars is spent treating these and other cardiovascular diseases.