Do you know your risk for heart disease?
Did you know? According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly a quarter of heart disease deaths could be prevented with more prevention efforts and better treatment.
In 2010, the CDC found that as many as 200,000 of the 800,000 deaths from heart disease could have been avoided by just managing conditions better like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking. And heart disease is responsible for 30 percent of all U.S. deaths each year, making it the leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
If you need a sign to check your heart, here it is. Click here to learn your risk for heart disease by taking our simple assessment. If you are at high risk, see one of Advocate Heart Institute’s cardiologists within 24 hours.
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