Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States today. Many of the people who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke don’t know it. The good news is that many of the major risks for these conditions can be prevented and controlled through healthy lifestyle changes.
Many people with risks for heart disease and stroke—such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol—do not know that they have these conditions or how to effectively control them to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Other barriers include the following:
Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: