Chapter 10: Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Heart Disease continues to be the number 1 killer in the United States, even though mortality rates have declined in recent years due to better medical treatment for Cardiovascular Disease. The term cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and the vessels that carry blood (vascular). Cardiovascular disease starts as early as two years of age and progresses into a life threatening disease, even into early adulthood. These factors will be discussed in this presentation as well as reducing our chances from suffering from this preventive condition.
Chapter Ten Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease