Heart Disease Prevention Is the Best Medicine

One of the most promising new treatments for heart disease really isn't treatment at all – it’s prevention. The best news is that it’s never too late too start. Scientists say that healthy habits, like eating better, exercising, quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol, can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Get started today with any of Emory’s heart disease prevention and wellness programs.

Did You Know?

Take a minute to learn about the basics of heart disease, and identify your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

Heart Disease Facts

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
  • According to the American Heart Association, more than 787,000 people die from heart disease every year in the U.S.
  • Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds in the U.S.
  • Every minute, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event.
  • Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.
  • Heart disease and stroke cost $316 billion in direct and indirect expenses every year. That includes lost work, health care services and medications.

Know your risk

The first step in heart disease prevention is understanding your risk. Even just one of these conditions or lifestyle choices can put you at a higher risk of heart disease:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity/being overweight
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Alcohol use

Heart healthy diet

Developing healthy-eating habits is one of the best ways to combat heart disease. Start slow with small changes, like adding a fruit and vegetable to your daily diet and cutting back on fried food. A nutritionist can also help you learn habits for a healthier heart.

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