Being proactive about your heart health can empower you to take control of your overall health now and reduce your risk for heart disease in the future. Risk factors such as family history, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating, smoking, and stress can put you at risk for heart disease, even at a young age. It’s never too early to make your heart health a priority. Heart disease and many of its risk factors can be prevented by making small lifestyle changes and setting realistic, attainable goals. Learn more below.

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    Coronary Heart Disease in Women

    80% of women age 40 to 60 have at least one risk factor for coronary heart disease—the most common form. Risk factors & symptoms of heart disease may differ in women.

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    Take Action for Your Heart Health

    Risk factors, such as age and family history of early heart disease, can’t be changed, but the truth is, you can still take action to reduce your risk of heart disease.

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    Symptoms of a Heart Attack

    The causes, risk factors, and symptoms of a heart attack can be different in women compared with men.

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    Heart Health and Pregnancy

    Pregnancy-related heart problems can happen to any woman. Learn what steps to take before, during, and after pregnancy to help your heart health.

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    Heart Health and Menopause

    Heart disease increases with age, including during and after menopause. Learn how hormonal changes affect a woman’s risk for coronary heart disease.