Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medicine.
Learn what you can do to lower your risk and manage conditions that lead to heart disease.
The 2023 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is now open to health professionals and practices that show excellence in achieving patient hypertension control rates of at least 80% over a 12-month period. Share your story and enter the Hypertension Control Challenge by April 14, 2023.
This Million Hearts® and CDC Foundation campaign focuses on empowering Black adults to pursue heart-healthy lifestyles on their own terms—to find what works best individually and consistenly—as they live to their own beat.