The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence contains a wealth of information on how the cardiovascular system works, the diseases that cause it harm, ways doctors can repair it, and most importantly, steps you can take to keep it working well for a lifetime.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. You may think that if you lower your cholesterol numbers, you will reduce your overall heart disease risk. But focusing on your cholesterol numbers is only a small part of achieving the real goal—lowering your risk of CAD. Beyond the numbers, there are other risk factors that you need to be aware of.