Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States in general and in the Hispanic community in particular: causes 26% of all deaths in the country. Know what and how are the main heart ailments.
What increases the risk?
High cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes increase the risk of developing heart disease. Poor diet, lack of exercise, alcohol or snuff, and have biological relatives who suffer, may also increase the risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
1: heart attack or stroke
Fat stored plate shaped obstructs flow suddenly oxygen-rich blood to reach a part of the heart muscle. If blood flow is not restored quickly, the section of the heart begins to die and the attack occurs. Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)