Heart Health and Vascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. Every year, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease—that’s one out of every four deaths.[i] Unfortunately, the majority of people with this disease are living unaware of their risks.

Cardiovascular disease affects the heart and arteries in the body. It is called coronary artery disease (CAD) when the heart is involved and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) when it involves arteries in other parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, kidneys, intestines and brain.


[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart Disease Facts. http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm