Heart disease is a term used to describe several conditions, many of which are related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, your arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. The following guide will help you follow a heart-healthy lifestyle in order to control your heart disease risk. By downloading this guide, you’ll receive information about:
- Risk factors of heart disease
- Heart screenings available
- How to better manage your heart health
At Mercy, our cardiac care program offers comprehensive services, a wide variety of screenings and treatment options to diagnose and treat heart disease.
Did You Know?
Mercy Hospital is ranked one of the top five large health care systems in the U.S. by Truven.