About 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes happen every year in the United States. You can’t change some of your risks for heart disease and stroke, but you can manage many of your risks by following a healthy lifestyle.
Many risks for heart disease and stroke—including high blood pressure and high cholesterol—may not have any symptoms. Many of these risks—specifically high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and obesity—are preventable and controllable. Controlling these risks could reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke by more than 80%.
Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: