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This is the leading killer of Americans, and thus is an important topic to be knowledgeable about.
There are several major risk factors:
1) High blood pressure (hypertension)
4) High cholesterol
5) Family history of heart disease
6) Male gender
As you can see, there are some risk factors that we can control, and others that we can't.
Calculate your risk factors using the following link to the National Institutes of Health's online risk calculator, and make an appointment with your doctor today to change your risk of developing heart disease!
Please note that these are for your general information only, and should not substitute for discussions with your doctor.