High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. According to the CDC, about half of Americans (47 percent) have at lease one of these three risk factors.
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease.
Learn your risk of heart disease by taking Beaumont's Heart Risk Assessment below.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of African Americans, Hispanics and whites in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought as a "man's disease," around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease.
Learn more about women and heart disease or schedule an appointment at the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center.