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Risk Factors

High blood pressure    High blood cholesterol    Diabetes    Obesity    Smoking    Physical inactivity    Gender    Heredity    Age    Stress

The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop heart disease. Some risk factors can be changed, treated, or modified, and some cannot. But by controlling as many risk factors as possible through lifestyle changes, medicines, or both, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life.

Learn more about risk factors.

Center for Women's Heart & Vascular HealthFrom the Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health:  
5 Steps to Beat the Odds 
(not just for women!)


Ask a Texas Heart Institute Doctor Can exposure to second-hand smoke cause heart disease and other illnesses? — response by Dr. Michael Mihalick  


Putting the puzzle together piece by piece . . .
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February is American Heart Month

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