As with all aspects of a person’s wellbeing, a healthy heart is tied to a healthy lifestyle and longevity. People can be born with heart defects or develop heart conditions over time. In the latter case, many risk factors are preventable. Heart disease can include a variety of disorders such as plaque buildup in the arteries, heart failure, irregular heartbeat and heart valve problems.
Learn more about heart disease and conditions that can lead to heart attack or stroke by visiting the American Heart Association website.
Learn how to maintain your heart health through nutrition, physical activity, stress management, weight management and quitting smoking.