Cardiovascular Disease

Broken Heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States for both men and women. CVD is a broad term describing diseases of the heart and blood vessels and includes coronary artery disease (heart disease), stroke, peripheral arterial disease and hypertension (high blood pressure). Over 80 million adults in the United States have some form of CVD. In 2010, the total cost of CVD in the US was estimated at $315 billion for related healthcare services, medication and lost productivity, making CVD the leading contributor to the rising health care costs in the US.

In many cases, you have no warning before having a heart attack or stroke.

The good news? According to the American Heart Association, CVD is preventable for most people with early detection and treatment. Why take the risk? Contact a certified HeartWatch physician today.