Common Heart Diseases

Heart disease is the term for all diseases and conditions that affect the heart and includes diseases of the vascular system (blood vessels).

Coronary artery disease, one type of heart disease, is the leading cause of heart attacks. The most common cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis, a condition that occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

The best way to prevent cardiovascular disease is by managing your risk factors. Find out if you and your loved ones are at risk today.