Avoiding tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to maintain your health. In fact, tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Both smoking and regular exposure to other people's smoke increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you smoke, get help to quit. As soon as you stop smoking, your risk of heart disease and stroke starts to drop.
Heart failure is a progressive and chronic condition. To help reduce symptoms, doctors use several medications, including a new type of medication called an angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor, or ARNI. Learn more about high blood pressure and medications used to reduce symptoms.
High cholesterol can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. If you're 20 or older, you should have your traditional risk factors (including cholesterol) checked every four to six years. If certain factors put you at risk, or you already have heart disease, your doctor may ask you to check it more often. © AHA