What is cardiovascular disease?
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and other diseases of the heart. It also includes the peripheral vascular system, or the system of veins and arteries that carry blood to and from the heart and lungs.
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in Utah and the U.S.
- Many individuals can be a high risk for heart disease and stroke but may not have any symptoms.
- Age and family history increase the risk for heart disease. Men have a higher risk of heart ...